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Socioeconomic Study 
Sand Coulee and Belt Areas;-. 
Impact of Abandoned Mine Lands 







STATF DOCUMENTS COLLECTION 

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MONTANA STATE LIBRARY 



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Socioeconomic Study 

Sand Coulee and Belt Areas; 

Impact of Abandoned Mine Lands 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2011 with funding from 

IVIontana State Library 



http://www.archive.org/details/socioeconomicstuOOwest 



Contents 

Page 

I. Sand Coulee Area 1 

A. Study 1 

1. Literature search 1 

a. Document review 1 

b. Historical perspective 2 

2. Socioeconomic analysis 4 

a. Historic land use patterns 4 

b. Acreage and locations of mining land use. . 5 

c. Present land use in study area 6 

d. Relationship of populated areas to abandoned 

mine sites 7 

e. Likely land use if mine pollution had not 

occurred 8 

f. Cumulative economic return 9 

g. Property values 11 

h. Inhabitant assessment of v/ell-being .... 13 

i. Business dollar impact to area communities 

and Great Falls 19 

3. Onwership inventory 21 

a. Ownership descriptions 21 

b. Property owners that would be willing to 

participate in future reclamation projects 24 

B. Sand Coulee area land ownership 

C. Sand Coulee resident questionnaires 

II. Belt Area 1 

A. Study 1 

1. Literature search 1 

a. Document review 1 

b. Historical perspective 2 

2. Socioeconomic analysis 4 

a. Historic land use patterns 4 

b. Acreage and locations of mining land use. . 5 

c. Present land use in study area 6 



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d. Relationship of populated areas to abandoned 

mine sites 7 

e. Likely land use if mine pollution had not 

occurred 8 

f. Cumulative economic return 9 

g. Property values 10 

h. Inhabitant assessment of well-being 13 

i. Business dollar impact to area communities 

and Great Falls 20 

3. Ownership inventory 23 

a. Ownership descriptions 23 

b. Property owners that would be willing to 

participate in future reclamation projects . 24 

B. Belt land ownership 

C. Belt area resident questionnaires 

III. Exhibits 

Exhibit A - Soil Conservation Service soil series survey 
photo mosaic, Belt-Sand Coulee area, Montana, 
1980 



I. SAND COULEE AREA 
SOCIOECONOMICS RELATIVE TO ABANDONED MINES 



A. STUDY 

1. Literature Search 

a. Document Review 

Early in the study and throughout the course of work on this 
project numerous literature sources were obtained and reviewed. 
There was not a wealth of information found in any document especially 
pertaining to the socioeconomic conditions of the effected area. Three 
principal documents however, were specific to the region and contained 
helpful information. The first of these three primary documents was 
a thesis dated December of 1970 by George M. McArthur. The title 
of the thesis is "Acid Mine Waste Pollution Abatement - Sand Coulee 
Creek, Montana." Copies of this thesis are located in the Montana 
State University library in Bozeman. A second document helpful in 
understanding the background and current status of economic factors 
is the Cascade County Development Plan produced in 1979 by the 
Cascade County Planning Board. Copies of this document are available 
in the Great Falls City Library and at the offices of the Cascade 
County Planning Board. The third publication of significant informa- 
tion is titled the "Sand Coulee Creek and Upper Tributaries Flood 
Hazard Analyses." This publication is dated July, 1973, and is 
produced by the Soil Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture. This report is also available in the Great Falls City 



Library and at the offices of the Montana Department of Natural 
Resources and Conservation, the Cascade County Conservation District 
in Great Falls and at the Soil Conservation Service state headquarters 
in Bozeman. 

Other information that was reviewed included census figures for 
Cascade County and incorporated communities therein, and miscellan- 
eous papers and communications that were discovered in offices of 
pertinent agencies. Interviews were held with residents of the area, 
both home owners and significant land owners, farmers and ranchers, 
and interviews were further held with officials of the Cascade County 
Extension Office, Soil Conservation Office, Cascade County Treasurers 
office. Assessors office, and Classification and Appraisal offices. 
Also information was obtained from knowledgeable surveyors, land 
appraisers, and realtors in the Great Falls area. 



b. A Brief Historical Perspective of the Economy of the Area 
The Sand Coulee Creek area and the communities of Sand Coulee, 
Stockett, Tracy and Centerville are located approximately 12 miles 
south and east of Great Falls. As such the influence of Great Falls 
on these communities has always been very substantial. Great Falls 
and Cascade County are the second most populus county and city in 
the state. With this Sand Coulee Creek area so close to Great Falls, 
the socioeconomics of the two areas are obviously closely linked. 



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Mining and agriculture inave played the important roles in the 
development of this entire area. Major coal mining operations, took 
place in the southeastern part of Cascade County early in it's history 
but have since been discontinued. Cattle and livestock raising and 
grain production are the primary agricultural products and provide 
the principal economic base for the area. 

In 1887 the first railroad service connected the Great Falls area 
to other parts of the nation. At this time spur lines were being 
constructed to the numerous mining areas which included a line rela- 
tively close to the communities under study in this report. The Sand 
Coulee, Tracy, Stockett area is located in the very western portion of 
what is known as the Great Falls/Lewistown coal field. In the late 
1880's and early I900's a few large coal mines were opened and oper- 
ated in this area as well as a large number of small mines. 

Early geological reports indicate that the Nelson mine, just east 
of Sand Coulee, was probably the first mine to open in the area in 
about 1890. Similar records indicate that the Giffen Mine was probably 
the largest coal mine in the area with production capacity of approxi- 
mately 6,000 tons per day. The names of other significant mines in 
the Sand Coulee Creek area include the Cottonwood, the Gruber, the 
Dahn, and the Mount Oregon. 

The primary use for the coal produced from this region was as a 
fuel for railroad locomotives. The production life of most of these 



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mines ended in the mid-1940's as tine general economy was resettling 
itself from the World War II years and as energy for power switched 
from coal to liquid petroleum products. 

The population of this area was highest in the peak coal mining 
periods in early I900's. At the close of most of the coal-mining 
operations population of the area dwindled and in recent years has 
been relatively steady. Twenty years ago in the 1960 census, the 
area had a recorded population of slightly less than 1,000. In 1970, 
the Eden/Stockett division of the Cascade County census count re- 
corded 866 persons. In 1980 that total was 862 in the Eden/Stockett 
division. Clearly the population is remaining very stable. Most of 
the people who live in this area commute to work in Great Falls or are 
retired on their individual properties in these small communities. 
Some population projections have been made of the area and these 
indicate a growth trend in the 1980's. However, it is the opinion of 
this research team that the population based in this area will continue 
to be very stable with very little growth if any. 

2. Socioeconomic Analysis 

a. Historic Land Use Patterns 

Considering an area about five miles by about ten miles which 
encompasses the Tracy, Sand Coulee, Stockett area, the early land 
use prior to coal mining activity was nearly exclusively agricultural. 
Since the late 1800's, an increase in farm cropland has been the case 
with previous grazing and hay land converted to crop production. 



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The majority of the open land in this area, however, was used for 
livestock grazing. The terrain is rolling with some relatively rough 
breaks, canyons, and coulees with creek bottoms a bit below the 
bench lands which are now mostly farmed. The breaks are more 
frequent and consequently more rangeland is the case in the southern 
and eastern portions of this section of Cascade County. 

b. Acreage and Locations of Mining Land Use 

Beginning just two miles north of Tracy and extending to 
approximately three miles south of the Stockett area, a number of 
abandoned mine sites have been identified. To identify the area and 
to specifically pinpoint these mine sites, aerial photography of 1977 
vintage was obtained from the Agricultural Stabilization and Conser- 
vation Service. A collage of the obtained photography was put 
together so that the entire area could be viewed in one photograph. 
This photo is an appendix to the report. The approximate scale of 
this photography is eight inches to the mile. This area view is 
referenced frequently in this report, and is considered an integral 
part to the understanding of the analysis. 

In this general locality a total of 88 abandoned mine adits have 
been identified. Of this 88, 10 are identified to be currently dis- 
charging acid mine water into nearby streams and creeks. These adit 
locations are based on identification work on Hydrometrics Inc. and 
others. 



On the aerial photograph the non-discharging mine sites are 
identified with a yellow dot, the 10 mine sites discharging water are 
identified with a red dot. The communities of Tracy, Sand Coulee, 
Centerville and Stockett are identified. The mines that are indicated 
as discharging water are further identified with a number assigned to 
them by Hydrometrics in their evaluation of discharging water. 

The concentration of abandoned mine sites is evident in the area 
between Tracy and Centerville along Sand Coulee Creek. Another 
heavy concentration of abandoned mine sites occurs in the general 
vicinity principally north and south of the community of Sand Coulee. 
The mine adits are generally located where coal bearing formations 
outcrop at points where the terrain drops steeply from the benchlands 
to the bottom of the ravines and coulees. 

An approximate measurement was made utilizing the aerial photo- 
"\ graphy to arrive at the total number of acres that have been in 

-^ ^^ mining land use. Considering the 88 adits identified in this aerial 



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photograph, an estimated 600 acres are consumed by mining uses of 
one type or another. 

c. Present Land Use In the Study Area 

There are three general types of land usage in the study area 
region. First of all there are the concentrations of population and 
housing development in the previously mentioned communities: Tracy, 
Sand Coulee, Centerville, "and Stockett. Secondly there is the agri- 



cultural land use of cropland, some irrigated but most dryland. And 
thirdly, there is the agricultural land use of open grazing and wood- 
land. The only other significant use of land in any other form would 
be that of roads and highways which basically run in a north/south 
pattern through this area under study. 

Considering the region to be five miles in an east/west direction, 
by ten miles in a north/south direction, centering the communities in 
the middle of that land area, that equates to 32,000 acres. Of this 
amount, approximately 280 acres are consumed by the concentrations 
of population and housing. This is termed built-up area. This 
amounts to 1% of the total land. In this region there are nearly 7,700 
acres in cropland which is 24% of the total. The remaining 24,000 
acres is utilized for range purposes or is considered to be breaks or 
rough terrain. 75% of the land use in this particular study region is 
open range country. 

d. The Relationship of Populated Areas To Abandoned Mine Sites 
Upon examination of the aerial photography and the dot pattern 
of identified mine adits, it becomes clear that most of the mines are 
clustered very near existing communities. This of course is logical 
since it was the mine sites themselves which spawned the communities 
initially. The population centered near to employment, that of the 
coal mines. 

Sand Coulee is the most impacted community with more mine adits 



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clustered near its concentration than any other community in the 
area. Centerville has the second highest concentration of mine 
openings near it's residential housing. The community of Tracy has a 
half dozen mine adits immediately to the east of it, however, the 
concentration is significantly less than for Sand Coulee or Centerville. 
Stockett has several mines surrounding it, however, the concentration 
of these abandoned mines is less an impact to this community than to 
any of the other three. 

Stockett is the community with the most people, approximately 
400, followed by Sand Coulee with 300, Tracy with approximately 200, 
and Centerville with less than 100. Each day most of the population 
of these communities pass by and through areas with significant old 
abandoned mine sites. However, in terms of being effected by an 
abandoned mine site, the people living in Sand Coulee have the most 
potential impact. 

e. Likely Land Use If Mine Pollution Had Not Occurred 
To imagine no mine pollution occurring is to make the assumption 
that there were no coal mines developed in the area. Under the 
scenario of no coal mine development in this region, it is probable 
that there would only be one community rather than four in this 
particular region. Under that assumption there would be fewer 
roads, less area devoted to housing, and little or no land devoted to 
mining uses. Outcroppings of coal throughout the region would of 
course still be obvious but acid mine drainage, pollution of area 



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streams, creeks and degradation of grazing hillsides would li(<ely not 
have occurred. 

Going bacl< and assuming that mining practice in the early days 
could have eliminated the visual and stream and ground pollution, 
then certainly the communities would be there as they are today and 
perhaps people would reside there in greater numbers simply because 
the area would be more aesthetically pleasing and would offer a more 
pastoral setting for people wanting to live near to Great Falls but 
outside of the city. A small number of acres that are now damaged 
by mine pollution would be in cropland, however, the bulk of the 
acreage throughout the area that has been impacted by mining would 
be in a grazing land use. 

f. Cumulative Economic Return 

To derive a cumulative economic benefit foregone in this region 
due to past mining activities that took agricultural land out of produc- 
tion, the base of 600 acres of impacted land previously identified was 
used. Of the 600 acres, approximately 10% would likely have been in 
cropland, 85% in rangeland and 5% would likely have been added to 
the built up or urbanized housing areas. 

The derivation of the value foregone in cropland was based upon 
a timeframe of forty years (1940-1980) of production. The productivity 
average per acre was determined through an analyzation of the average 
crop receipts per acre in Montana from 1940 to 1980. This analysis 



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resulted in our estimate of average productivity per acre of $44.97. 
Using that figure and 60 acres for 40 years and a rotational cropping 
pattern of fallow every other year, we arrived at a total of $53,964 of 
foregone revenue directly attributed to land not otherwise in crop 
production resulting from coal mine related activity. 

Moving to rangeland, of the 600 acres of affected land in this 
area, 510 was considered to be rangeland. Again using a 40 year 
time span and an average productivity per acre of $14.50 (historic 
analysis) a year, $295,800 is the cumulative impact. 

By combining the cropland and rangeland revenue loss and 
assuming a net revenue result of 10%, which would then in turn be 
available as an investment that would accrue interest a calculation can 
be made to determine the overall economic impact. Throughout the 40 
year time span, an approximation of the interest earned on the net 
revenue from these acreages would approximate $92,800. Adding that 
then to the productivity lost from direct crop and grazing land reven- 
ues, results in a total foregone net revenue of $442,566. This figure 
is an approximation of the impact to the agricultural economy of the 
area from direct farming and ranching operations that can be described 
as being lost or foregone as a result of the residual effects of coal 
mining (post 1940) in the area. 

The cumulative economic return that is related to the foregone 
sales of land that could not be part of the community concentration is 



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also based on a 40 year timeframe. Using 30 acres and an average 
land price of $1,000 per acre, a return rate of 10% and an interest 
rate of 5%, the cumulative return not realized would amount to $37,960. 
Overall net return not realized from the land in the Sand Coulee area 
due to abandoned mines then totals $480,526. 

g. Property Values 

In order to arrive at a determination of property values in this 
coal mining affected region and other portions of Cascade County, two 
approaches were used. The first approach was to consider the com- 
ments and results of the survey of area residents, and second to 
consider interviews with real estate personnel and appraisal personnel 
familiar with the locality. 

Beginning with the latter source first, it was determined through 
interviews with numerous realtors and real estate appraisers with 
experience in both residential and farmland appraising in and around 
the Great Falls area that generally there is no appreciable difference 
in value of either residential properties or farm properties resulting 
directly from pollution or perceived pollution from the abandoned coal 
mine sites. In the course of our interviews with these people most 
acknowledged that it would be logical to assume some valuation differ- 
ence with values being lower in the Tracy/Sand Coulee/Centerville/ 
Stockett areas, however, recent land sales and past experience didn't 
indicate that there was any appreciable difference in value. There 
certainly were comments that land sales in the area had slowed consi- 
derably recently, however, this was primarily attributable to the 

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general slowing in interest in suburban lands simply because of the 
cost of gasoline to get to and from work and homes in outlying areas. 

The primary source of information for land values, that of the 
comments and indications of the residents of the area themselves, is 
likely a bit more valuable in assessing economic impacts. In the 
Stockett/Sand Coulee area, 37% of the respondents to the survey 
indicated that their property has been affected in some way by pollu- 
tion from abandoned mine sites. However, only 28% of those respond- 
ents indicated that there was any direct economic loss that they had 
experienced . 

Another survey question that bears directly on the assessment of 
valuation change in this area deals with whether or not people think 
they are either better off, worse off, or about the same in terms of 
living conditions when compared to others in rural Cascade County. 
13% of the respondents indicated they thought they were worse off, 
the remainder thought they were either better off or about the same 
as others throughout the county. All in all it certainly can be said 
that the residents of this coal mine impacted area are and have exper- 
ienced some degree of valuation loss as a result of the mines. 
However, outside evidence, as well as the thoughts of residents who 
are there, indicate it to be a relatively small difference. 

To arrive at a calculation of the property value difference regar- 
ding farmland, we go back to our area of 50 square miles where 7,700 
acres are in cropland and 24,000 acres are in grazing land. Our 

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assessment using land prices of 1980 is that cropland in Cascade 
County sells for about $614 per acre, grazing land for about $292 an 
acre. Based upon our conversations with appraisers we determined 
that cropland in the area of coal mines would likely suffer a 5% value 
penalty while grazing lands suffer a lesser devaluation of 2%. Further 
assuming as the survey results indicated, that 37% of the lands in 
this area were effected in some way by coal mining pollution, the 
resulting calculation indicates that currently agricultural land in this 
50 square miles of area would be valued $141,600 less than a compar- 
able land area situated elsewhere in Cascade County with no coal mine 
pollution impact. 

In determining the residential property value impacts we begin 
with the fact that in 1980 there are 308 housing units in this general 
vicinity. Using the survey results that 37% of these properties are in 
some way effected by mine pollution we have an effected housing unit 
total of 114. Several respondents to the survey indicated substantial 
reduction in home value resulting from the nearby mines. In tracking 
this down a bit further, we determined not from any official appraisal 
but from the home owners estimates, this averaged $4,000 per residen- 
tial property. Assuming then that this $4,000 of reduced property 
value would be characteristic throughout the area, this would equate 
to a 1980 valuation suppression in this area of $456,000. 

h. Inhabitant Assessment of Social Weil-Being 

One of the initial steps in this study was to identify the property 



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owners of land in the area. Once we accomplished this we had a base 
name and address list which we could use to send out surveys of area 
residents. This was done in the communities of Tracy, Sand Coulee, 
Centerville, and Stockett. The overall rate of return or response 
rate to this residential survey was 37%, which is considered relatively 
high for a survey of this nature. A copy of that two-page survey is 
included here with the final determination by percentages of the 
responses received. 



STOCKETT - SAND COULEE FINAL RESULTS 
41 COMPLETED SURVEYS 

T.A.P. Inc., a Bozeman based research firm, is assisting the Montana 
Department of State Lands in examining impacts and possible reclamation of 
abandoned coal mines in your locality. Your cooperation and input by 
answering this short survey will help us learn how local property owners 
feel about these mines. 

The survey can be completed by just check marking the appropriate 
space. Use the pre-addressed, no stamp required envelope to return the 
survey to us. Your answers will be combined with those of your neighbors 
and the results will be available to you and to the Department of State 
Lands. Thank you for your help. 



Are you: 
a. 


A farmer/rancher? 


15% 


b. 


A homeowner? 


47% 


c. 


A landowner? 


38% 



1) 



2) To what extent do you think there is a general pollution of 
the local environment from abandoned mines? 



a. Air quality 

b. Surface water quality 

c. Subsurface water quality 

d. Wildlife numbers 

e. Vegetation growth 

f. Aesthetics, view 

g. Land sinkage 
h. Other (specify) 



None 
74% 


Small 
Amount 
19% 


Significant 
Amount 


0% 


32% 


68% 


18% 


41% 


41% 


57% 


21% 


22% 


15% 


58% 


27% 


26% 


23% 


51% 


44% 


41% 


15% 









3) Is there a mine site on your property? Yes 15% No 85% 

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4) Do you own the mineral rights beneath your property? 



Yes, 100% 10% 

No 40% The owner is 



Yes, Partially 20% 



Don't know 



30% 



5) 



Has any of your property been effected by any pollution from abandoned 
mines? 



No 
Yes 



63% 



37^ 



a. 
b. 
c. 
d. 
e. 
f. 

h. 



Air quality 
Surface water quality 
Subsurface water quality 
Wildlife numbers 
Vegetation growth 
Aesthetics, view 
Land sinkage 
Other, (Specify) 



6) 



Have you experienced an economic 
mines? 

No 72% 


Yes 


28% : 


a. 
b. 
c. 
d. 
e. 
f. 


Reduced crop yield 
Reduced livestock yield 
Reduced land value 
Reduced home value 
Personal Health or safety 
Other, (Specify) 
Animal Health 



How Much Area? 



R5 


20% 


15% 


.5% 


15% 


20% 


3% 





3 


ac. 


30 


ac. 


7 


ac. 


3 


ac. 


6 


ac. 


10 


ac. 


-- 





17% 


11% 


28% 


22% 


17% 


3-6 



About How 
Many Annual Dollars? 
600 



2,000 



8,000 



300 



7) Do you generally think you or your family are any better off or worse 
off for living where you do than others in rural Cascade County? 

a. Better off 26% 

b. Worse off 13% 

c. About the Same 61% 

8) If the project and its cost was government sponsored, would you 
like to see any of the following done? 



a. Plugging the mine openings 

b. Removing the mine waste piles 

c. Treating the water to clear the streams 

d. Drilling wells to stop or reduce water flows 

e. Reseeding after cleanup of waste piles 

f. Using the waste piles on roads 

g. Other, (Specify) 



Yes 



No 



63% 


37% 


80% 


20% 


85% 


15% 


27% 


73% 


87% 


13% 


73% 


27% 





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9) As an area property owner would you be willing to participate in mine 
site reclamation projects if you had input regarding the project? 

a. Yes 64% 

b. No 36% 

10) Please make any comment or observation you wish about the issues of 
reclaiming local abandoned mine sites. 



Your Name: 

Specific mention will be made of the highlights of the tabulated 
questionnaires. In response to question No. 1 only 15% of the respon- 
dents were farmers and ranchers, most of the people responding were 
homeowners. 

In question No. 2, 74% answered that air quality was not a 
pollution problem resulting from any of the abandoned mine sites and 
conversely the highest number of responses as to what was the most 
significant type of pollution was surface water quality at 68%. The 
least significant issues in addition to air quality were wildlife impacts 
and land subsidence or sinkage. Every respondent indicated that 
surface water quality was to some degree a pollution problem with 
vegetation growth and subsurface water quality following closely as 
issues of significant general pollution. 



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Question No. 3 found that only 15% of those responding had a 
mine site on their property and question No. 4 found 40% of those 
surveyed did not own the mineral rights beneath their property. 
Many people did not know who owned the mineral rights currently. 

In question No. 5, 63% of the people responding indicated that 
none of their property had been effected by any pollution from aban- 
doned mines. Of the remainder who did indicate that they experienced 
some pollution, the types of pollution most frequently mentioned were 
surface water quality, aesthetics or view, vegetation growth and 
subsurface water quality. The total land area mentioned by these 
people who had experienced pollution damage was relatively small, the 
largest land area effected being that of surface water quality with an 
estimate of 30 acres. 

Question No. 6 asked specifically whether or not they had any 
economic loss from any type of pollution relative to the abandoned 
mines. A substantial 72% indicated that they had no economic loss. 
For those indicating some economic damage, reduced land value and 
reduced home value were most frequently mentioned. It's important 
to note that personal health and safety was mentioned by 17% of those 
having experienced some economic damage. 

In question No. 7 people had the chance to indicate whether 
they thought they were better off, worse off or about the same 
compared to others who lived in rural Cascade County. 26% felt they 



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were better off, 61% felt they were about the same, with 13% feeling 
that they were worse off. 

Question No. 8 attempted to determine the thoughts of the resi- 
dents on what they would like to see done regarding mitigating 
measures relative to mine pollution. The most popular actions were a 
reseeding of an area after the clean-up of the waste piles followed 
closely by the popularity of treating the water to clear the surface 
streams. Most frequently mentioned as something the people that live 
in the area would not like to have done was the action of drilling 
wells to stop or reduce water flows. 73% of the respondents indicated 
that they would be against that action. The next most unpopular 
action was that of plugging the mine openings. These two potential 
actions to reclamate pollution damage are viewed very negatively 
because of the concern that people have in the area for their under- 
ground water supplies. 

In question No. 9 we found that 64% of the repondents would be 
willing to participate in mine site reclamation projects if they had 
some input regarding the project. 

Question No. 10 asks for comments or general observations about 
the issues of reclaiming local abandoned mine sites. An example of 
the significant comments are as follows: 

1. Plugging mine openings will definitely cause deterioration of deep 



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well water supplies. 

2. It would be very nice to have the small streams in the area 
running clear. 

3. Cleaning up the waste piles would improve the value and appear- 
ance of our whole community. 

4. It is essential that the water be allowed to drain from the mine 
openings. Concrete culverts could be installed to allow for 
drainage and directed to treatment areas. 

5. Drilling wells to change water flows entails to high a risk. 

6. I do not think the government should spend any money on this 
project. 

7. During high water times the pollution runoff from the mines 
damages my garden. 

8. Any reclamation efforts would be beneficial to our area, however, 
considering tax dollars and costs large expenditures should not 
be undertaken. 

9. There is great danger of youngster safety relative to old mine 
openings and sink holes. 

The questionnaires are an appendix to this report and are avail- 
able for further examination and analyzation. 

i. Business Dollar Impact to Area Communities and Great Falls 
The impact on business receipts to communities in the area is 
directly proportional to the loss of revenues that can be attributed to 
the mine pollutions. In this case, as previously described, these 



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cumulative losses are all agricultural related and were previously 
calculated at $442,566. Relatively speaking, for Uiis size ol an area 
this economic loss is not that great. Using 1975 statistics on the 
income generation of basic and non-basic industries in Cascade County, 
an income multiplier was derived. The r-esults of that derivation 
indicated a 2.89 multiplier, in other words foi~ every dollar of basic 
income earned, secondary businesses could expect to see it turned an 
additional 2.89 times in the county. Applying this income multiplier 
to the cumLilative agricultural pi'oductivity lost would amount to 
$1,279,000 or an average of $32,000 a year ovlm- tlie last 40 years. 
This amount of business income loss would be spread aci-oss the many 
businesses in Great Falls and the nearby communities. It is a rela- 
tively minor adverse impact on an annLial basis. 



2. Ownership Inventory 

a. Ownership Descriptions 

A co.Tiplete iand-ownership identification coverage in the Slockelt/ 
Sand Coulee area of Cascade County was performed. The area included 
the following sections: in Township 19 North, Range 4 East, Sections 
^, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 35, and 36; in Township 18 Norlh, Range 
4 East, Sections 1, 12, 13, and 14; in Township 19 North, Range 5 
East, Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 20, 30, and 31; in Township 18 North, 
Range 5 East, Sections 6, 7, and 18. Research was conducted in 
the Cascade County Courthouse in the Assessors office, the Treasurers 
office and the Clerk and Recorders office to determine the owners 
name, the owners address, and the legal description of the property 
involved. This information is a part of the appendix of this report 
and is available for further use by interested parties. Specific 
detailed maps of these property locations were not reproduced as they 



are updated continuously and are readily available in the offices of 
the Assessor in Cascade County. 

b. Property Owners That Would Be Willing To Participate In 
Future Reclamation Projects 
The residential survey of land owners in the Stockett and Sand 
Coulee areas indicated that 64% of the property owners would be 
willing to participate in mine site reclamation projects if they had an 
input regarding the project. In some cases the property owner did 
not indicate on the survey form his name and address and therefore 
where some property owners suggested that they would be willing to 
participate their names, however, were not available. 

From the survey questionnaire those who identified themselves as 
being willing to participate in reclamation projects are listed alphabe- 
tically here: 
Anna Leah Dolena, 
Jack Eidel, 

Robert and Carol Erickson, 
Adone Giannini, 
Ronald Guisti, 
Bernice T. Heal, 
Albert Korin, 
Earl A. Lee, 
E. G. Loeffler, 
Robert Mandville, 



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Thomas W. Rickard, 

Mrs. Paula Roof, 

Gerald Schlosser, 

Ceroid Schwartzenberger, 

William T. Surmi, 

Bill Wesland, 

Donald A. Yureck, 

Marvine R. Yureck, and Rick Yureck. 

There definitely are other property owners in the Sand Coulee 
and Stockett areas who would be interested in participating in mine 
site reclamation. In many comments on the survey forms the people 
asked for public meetings and public education of plans and possibili- 
ties. At such public presentations certainly a more comprehensive 
list of interested property owners could be developed. The property 
owners mentioned above would be reasonable and logical people to 
begin with in exploring the possibilities of alternative forms of mine 
site reclamation. 



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B. Sand Coulee land ownership 

SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 1 



Legal 

Owner Address Description 

Cemetery 

Victor F. & Elizabetii N. 1131 5 St. South SESW, S/2SE 

Ehman et al Great Falls, MT 59405 > Ls 2.21 

E. J. Lander & Co. Box 608 N/2, N/2S/2, In SWSW 

Grand Forks, ND 58201 Ls 7.59 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 1 



Legal 

Owner Address Description 

Cemetery 

Victor F. & Elizabeth N. 1131 5 St. South SESW, S/2SE 

Ehman et al Great Falls, MT 59405 Ls 2.21 

E. J. Lander & Co. Box 608 N/2, N/2S/2, In SWSW 

Grand Forks, ND 58201 Ls 7.59 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 12 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



By Water Addition 
Carol C. & Leota M. 
Ankney 



Star Route, Box 69 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



Lot 4A 



Hilda Bolser 



Star Rt., Box 60 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



Lot 11 D 



Edwin J. & Emily 
Jackson 



Box 83 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



Lot 4, 5B, 6C 



Edward G. & Zita R, 
Loeffler 



Box 119 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



Lot 1 



Helena Lucotch 



13442 168 Av. SE 
Renton, WA 98055 



Lot 6B, 8, C 



Lawrence J. Milot 



Star Route 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



Lot 2, 3 



Thomas W. & Elaine Rose Star Route 

Rickard Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



Lot 10A 



Renee M. Steffani Sand Coulee, MT 59472 Lots 5A, 6, 7, 8A, 10 



John E. Wadsworth 



Box 1254 
Great Falls, MT 59403 



In NESE MK 84A \/ 



\ 



V^A^' 



Archie J. & Lillian 
Zuern 



Heath Star Rt., Space #A4 
Cambridge, ID 83610 



Lot lie 



Melvin Zuern 



Box 23 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



Lot 11 A 
Lot 11 B 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 12 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Lands Not Platted 

Asa E. & Pearl iVI. RR Box 15 In SESE by M & B 

Cantrell Sand Coulee, MT 59472 MK 12 

Victor J. & Elizabeth H. 1131 5 St. South NE/4, W/RR, N/2NW, E/R 

Ehman et al Great Falls, MT 59405 

Bernice Thelma Heal Stockett, MT 59480 PT SENE, E/2SE MK 91 

Dale & Jane Korin Sand Coulee, MT 59472 In S/2 MK 81A 

Richard L. & Louise M. Box 53 In N/2SE, In NESW 

Kujala Sand Coulee, MT 59472 MK 84 

Evelyn Annabelle Star Rt. In N/2SE, In NESW 

Lyman Sand Coulee, MT 59472 MK 84B 

Lyman Ranch Rt. 2 S, Box 667 S/2NW, In NWNW 

Great Falls, MT 59405 

Arthur W. 2302 West Yakima Ave. In NENE, SE/RR MK 14 

Shubat Yakima, WA 98902 

Renee Steffani Sand Coulee, MT 59472 In SWSE MK 13 

In SWSE MK 17 

In SE/4 MK 21 

In S/2 MK 81 

John Wadsworth Box 1254 In NESE MK 84A 

Great Falls, MT 59403 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 13 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Ernest W. & IVlarilyn L. Box 96 

Chartier Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NESW MK 16 
In W/2SW, E/RR 



George J. & Josephine M. Box 67 

Dusko Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



Sand Coulee Imps MK 5 

Sand Coulee Misc. 
by M & B MK 11-11A 



Charles E. & Verna M. 

Entsminger Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NENE Imps 
Sand Coulee Misc. MK 3 
In NENE MK 22 



Hobart F. & Ruth M. Box 85 

Feller Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NW/4SW/4 
LS 9.2 MK 5 



Hilda Frantzich 



Box 70 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



PT NW/4, N & W/RR 



Russell C. & Rose M. 
Frantzich et al 



% H. Frantzich 

Box 70 

Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



PT NW/4, N & W/RR 



Arthur G. Jr. & Box 21 

Eleanor V. Freeman Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

et al 



In SWSW MK F-1 



Lloyd Theodore & Marjorie Box 63 

June Freeman Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NWSW MK 1C 



Adone & Ruby 
Giannini 



Box 157 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In N/2SW MK 1 & X 
In SENW MK H 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 13 
(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Gary & Shirley Box 128 In NESW MK 18 

Giannini Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

Great Northern Ry Co. 

Frank & Nancy 

Hein Sand Coulee, MT 59472 In NESW MK 2B 

Donald & Margaret Hess Box 135 In NESW MK 1A 

Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

Jesse L. & Mozelle Box 335 In NESW MK 21 

Hotz Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

Neil E. & Valerie J. Box 163 Sand Coulee Misc. In 

Humphrey Sand Coulee, MT 59472 NESW MK 26 

John H. & Hiija L. Box 108 W/2SE, SESE, SESW, 

Jarvi Sand Coulee, MT 59472 PT NESW 

George & May Box 176 Sand Coulee Misc. 

Kavulla Sand Coulee, MT 59472 In SWNE MK 15 

Mike J. & Edith Star Route In NENE MK 9 

Kavulla Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

Albert & Margaret M. Box 87 Sand Coulee Imps MK 21, 

Korin Sand Coulee, MT 59472 MK 22, MK 24 

Gordon S. & Mary E. Box 35 In SENW MK 2A 

Lencioni Sand Coulee, MT 59472 In SENW MK 2C 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 13 
(Continued) 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Joseph & Florence 
Lopuch 



Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NESW MK 17 



Montana Power Co. 



Theodore H. & Elfriede E. Box 155 

Mrochan Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In SWNE MK 20 



Terry D. & Norene 
Nett et al 



1421 9 Ave. South 
Great Falls, MT 59405 



In NESE MK 20 



Harold H. & Joyce D. 
Ridgel 



Box 1940 
Placerville, CA 95667 



In NWSW MK IB 



Sand Coulee United 
Methodist Church 



Gerald E. & Madeline F. Box 124 

Schlosser Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NESW MK 19 



School District 



George & Marthele L. 

Soha Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NENE MK 10 



Clifford & Liia 
Stortz 



1222 5 Ave. South 
Great Falls, MT 59401 



In SENW MK P 



William T. Surmi 



Star Rt. Box 3 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NESW MK 12X 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 13 
(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

William J. & Diane C. in NWSW MK 5A 

Tesinsky Stockett, MT 59480 

Sergious L. & Margaret Box 626 In NESW MK 12AX 

Weaver Havre, MT 59501 

Richard L. & Terri M. In N/2SW MK 25 

Weil Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

Kenneth J. Wolf & Sand Coulee Misc. 

Robert Peterson Sand Coulee, MT 59472 By M & B MK 13 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 14 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



John R. & Joyce M. 
Ashmore 



Box 47 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



IN SESE MK X2 



Glenn W. & Audrey K. 
Bridgeford 



Box 126 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In SESE MK 
In SESE MK 2A 



Ernst & Marilyn 
Chartier 



Sand Coulee, MT 59401 



In SESE, S/RR 



Charles L. & Joyce 
Frantzich 



Rt. 2 S, Box 669 
Great Falls, MT 59401 



S/2NENW, N/2SENW 



Hilda Frantzich 



Box 70 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



NWSW, In SE/4 



Eddy A. & Lola L, 
Hakola 



Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



E/2SW, SWSW Ls .97 



Donald & Violet M. 
Hills 



%H. Frantzich 

Box 70 

Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



NWNW 



Paul F. Hovdey 
Dale E. Kavulla 



Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

2325 3 Av. N. 
Great Falls, MT 59401 



In SESE MK X4 
In SESE MK X3 



Edgar F., Jr. & Donna E. 

Sowers Stockett, MT 59480 



In SESE MK X 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 23 



Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Ernest W. & Marilyn SE/4, E/2NE, NESW, 

Chartier Sand Coulee, MT 59472 in SENW & SWNE 

Hilda Frantzicl-i Box 70 NWNE 

Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

Lola & Eddy Hal<ola Sand Coulee, MT 59472 NENW Ls 1.95, 

W/2NW, PT SENW 
SWNE Ls 3.25 

Harvey & Elizabeth Box 123 S/2SW, NWSW Ls. 3.69 

LaRocque Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

Garold & Karen M. Box 129 In W/2 MK 16A 

Schwartzenberger Sand Coulee, MT 59472 In W/2 MK 16B 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 24 



Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Ernst W. & Marilyn L. S/2, S/2NW, NWNW, 

Chartier Sand Coulee, MT 59472 SWNE 

John H. & Hiija L. Box 108 SENE, N/2NE, NENW 

Jarvi Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 25 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Cascade County 



Ernest W. & Marilyn C. 

Chartier Sand Coulee, IVIT 59472 



N/2, W/2SW, NWSE 
E/2SW, W/RD 



Joseph G. Fabian 



Stockett, MT 59480 



E/2 SESE Ls 1.80 
In SESE MK 3 



Amy Johnson & Otto NESE, E/HWY, SENE, 

E. Johnson & Son Sand Coulee, MT 59472 SE/RR 



Eleanor Singles 



Stockett, MT 59480 



In SE/4, E/2SW, W/RD 
Ls 26.33 



Three Rivers Rural 
Tel. Co-op 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 35 



Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Cascade County 

Ernest & iVlarilyn NE/4, N/2 SE 

Chartier Sand Coulee, MT 59472 Ls 5.90 RR 

Calvin R. % Eidel Ranch S/2S/2 Ls 4.20 

McCafferty Manchester Road 

Great Falls, MT 59401 

Loretta Alice & Arthur 21500 72 Av. W N/2SW 

Oscar Wirtala Edmonds, WA 98020 

Norman J. & Margaret A. Box 116 NW/4 

Young Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N, R4E, Sec. 36 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Cascade County 



Ernest & Marilyn 
Chartier 



Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



NWSW, SWNW, N/2NW, 
N/RR 



Rinaldo Giusti & 
Ida Guisti Merva 



Stockett, MT 59480 



In NWNE MK X 



Robert T. 
Klasnew, Jr. 



Stockett, MT 59480 



In N/2NE, SWNE, 
NWSE, E/2W/2 
in SE/4, SESW MK 3 
In W/2 MK 7 



Montana Power Company 



Ruby Parenteau 



Bertha E. Petrucci 



Stockett, MT 59480 

Box 97 
Stockett, MT 59480 



In NWSE MK 7A 
SWSW, W/2SESW 



Richard F. & Paulette K. Sent to 

Roof Stockett, MT 59480 



In NESW MK 7C 



Eleanor Singles 



Stockett, MT 59480 



N/2NWNE, N/2S/2NWNE 
S/2SWNWNE MK 8 



Robert L. & Anthony M. 
Smerker 



Belt, MT 59412 



SENE, In NESE & 
SESE MK 1 



William L & Audrey E. 
Wesland 



Box 553 
Stockett, MT 59480 



In NESW MK 7B 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T18N R4E, Sec. 1 



Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Robert T. Kiasner, Jr. E/2, E/2NW E C/RD 

Stockett, MT 59480 In SESE MK 3A 

Bertha E. Petrucci Box 97 W/2 Ls 17.57 W/RD 

Stockett, MT 59480 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T18N R4E, Sec. 12 



Legal 

Owner Address Description 

Anna Leah Dolena Stockett, MT 59480 In SE/4 MK 4A 

Lesley Moretta Hatcher 1910 2nd Ave. N NW/4 Ls 3.89 

Great Falls, MT 59401 

Jo Ann Shirley % W.C. Shirley SE/4 Ls 2.42 

Stockett, MT 59480 

William C. Shirley Stockett, MT 59480 SW/4 Ls 11.66 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T18N R4E, Sec. 13 



Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Leo E. Mayernik et al Stockett, MT 59480 W/2, SE/4 Ls 20.82 

Jo Ann Shirley c/oW. C. Shirley NE/4 

Stockett, MT 59480 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T18NR4E, Sec. 14 



Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Cascade Co. 

Leo Mayerik et al Stockett, MT 59480 SENE, E/2SE Ls 10.67 

Eleanor M. Singles Stockett, MT 59480 NW/4, N/2SW Ls 9.04 

SWNE, W/2SE, S/2SW Ls 26.96 

Donald A. Yurek Stockett, MT 59480 In NENENW MK 3 

Mervine R. Yurek Stockett, MT 59480 N/2NE Ls 2.10 

Rick L. & Linda D. In N/2NE Mk 3A 

Yurek Stockett, MT 59480 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N R5E, Sec. 6 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Joseph B. & Gail E. 
Amiong 



Box 68A 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In E/2NW Mk 1 



Shirley F. Greenslate 



Star Route, Box 64 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In E/2NVV Mk 12 



Frank B. & Paula 

Grieve Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In SENW Mk 2A 
In SENW Mk 2B 



Otto E. Johnson 
& Son 



Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



E/2, E/2NW 
Lot 3, SESW 



E. J. Lander 
& Co. 



Box 608 
Grand Forks, ND 58201 



SW/4, SWNW 
Ls 17.62 



Lyman Ranch 



Rt. 2 S, Box 667 
Great Falls, MT 59405 



Lot 4 



Robert L. & Elaine E. 
Mandville 



Star Rte., Box 65 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In Lot 4 
Mk 8B 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N R5E, Sec. 7 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Alice & John H. 
Broquist 



2719 3 Ave. S. 
Great Falls, MT 59405 



In NWSW Mk 1 



Victor F. & Elizabeth H. 1131 5th St. S. 

Ehman et a! Great Falls, MT 59405 



NWNW, W/RD 
Ls .13 



Robert C. & Carol 
Erickson 



Star Rte. , Box 53 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NWSW MK 3 



Bernice Thelma 
Heal 



404 25th Ave. NE S/2S/2, NWSE, S/2NW, 

Great Falls, MT 59404 In N/2SW 



Thomas Henry & Louise K. Star Route 

Heal Stockett, MT 59480 



In NESW MK 10 



Wm. K. Heal 



27 Old Helgate, Mullan Dr. 
Missoula, MT 59801 



In NESW MK 8 



Otto E. Johnson 
& Son 



Stockett, MT 59480 



NE/4, NESE 



E. J. Lander 
& Co. 



Box 608 
Grand Forks, ND 58201 



NENW, In NWNW 



Cullen A. & Susannah D. Box 84 

Lee . Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In N/2SW MK X 



Earl A. Lee 



Star Rte. , Box 55 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



in NWSW MK 2 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N R5E, Sec. 18 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Emmet E. & Bonnie Jo Star Rt. , Box 9 

Eller Sand Coulee, iVlT 59472 



In Lot 2 MK 2 



Great Northern Ry. Co. 



Otto E. Johnson 
& Son 



Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



E/2SE, NE/4, 
SENW 



Mike J. & Edith 
Kavulla 



Star Rt. 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



S/2SW, Pt N/2NW, 
SWSE Ls 16.82 



Martin J. & Vicki 
Luoma 



Star Rt. , Box 6 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In SENW MK 9 



Leo H. & Doris 
Marko 



3904 4 Av. S. 
Great Falls, MT 59405 



NESW, W/2SE E/C Rd 



Terry D. & Norene 
Nett, et al 



1421 9 Av. S. 
Great Falls, MT 59405 



In N/2SW MK 1A 



Renee M. 
Steffani 



Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In N/2SW, W/RD 
In Lot 2 



John Wadsworth 



109 5 St. N. 
Great Falls, MT 59401 



In SWNW MK X 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N R5E, Sec. 19 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Thomas O & iVlarcia K. 

Behrent Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NE/4 MK 7A 



Ernest W. & Marilyn L. 

Chartier Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In SWNE, NESW, SWSW 
LS 11.27 



Rinaldo James 
Guisti et al 



Box 99 
Stockett, MT 59480 



SENW, NWSE W/RW 



Ronald N. & Judith F. Box 93 

Guisti Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



In NWSE MK 12A 



Bernice Thelma Heal Stockett, MT 59480 N/2NW, Pt NWNE LS 8.66 



John H. & Hiija 
Lydia Jarvi 



Box 108 
Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



Lots 2-3 



Otto E. Johnson & Son 

Amy Johnson Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



All E/RR LS 32.76 



Roman Catholic Bishop 
of GF 

School District #5 



Dennis J. & Joan L. 
Yatsko 



Stockett, MT 59480 



In NWNE MK 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19NR5E, Sec. 20 



Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Otto E. Joinnson & Son W/2 

& Amy Johnson Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

Duane E. & Elaine F. Box 73 In NW/4 MK 18 

Knox Sand Coulee, MT 59472 



State 



William J. & Patricia Star Rt. In NW/4 MK 1 

Tamietti Stockett, MT 59480 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N R5E, Sec. 30 



Legal 

Owner Address Description 

Joseph G. Fabian Stockett, MT 59480 Lot 4 

Albert F. & Dorothea 1727 8 Ave. N. In NWNW W/RR 

M. French Great Falls, MT 59401 

Otto E. Johnson & Son E/2W/2, E/2, Lot 1-2-3, 

& Amy Johnson Sand Coulee, MT 59472 E/RR 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T19N R5E, Sec. 31 



Legal 

Owner Address Description 

Joseph G. Box 1 Lot 1 

Fabian Stockett, MT 59480 

Robert Klasner Stockett, MT 59480 In SW/4 MK 5 LS 1.40 

Robert L. & Anthony M. E/2, E/2W/2, Lots 2-3-4 

Smerker Belt, MT 59412 LS 5.61 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T18NR5E, Sec. 6 



Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Matt Frisnegger, Jr. Box 84 in Lot 4 IVJK 2A 

Stocl<ett, MT 59480 

Great Nortinern 
Railroad Co. 

Robert T. Lots 4 to 7, E/2W/2 LS 13.31 

Klasner, Jr. Stockett, IVIT 59480 In Lot 7 MK 2B 

In Lot 7 IVIK 2C 

Richard & Marvene Box 50 NE/4, N2 SE, SESE 

Raunig Stockett, MT 59480 

Matt William & Aili SWSE 

Almyra Takala Stockett, MT 59480 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T18N R5E, Sec. 7 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Anna Leah Dolena 



Stockett, MT 59480 



PT Lots 1 & 2 MK 3 



Felix Menghini 



904 Crescent Dr. 
Great Falls, MT 59404 



In Lot 2 



Jo Ann 
Shirley 



c/o W. C. Shirley 
Stockett, MT 59480 



In Lots 2 to 4 & E/2SW 



Eleanor M. Singles 



Stockett, MT 59480 In NE Cor Lot 2 MK 1 



Matt William & Aila 
Almyra Takala 



Box 78 
Stockett, MT 59480 



E/2, E/2NW, In W/2NW 
& E/2SW LS 20.42 



SAND COULEE AREA 
T18N R5E, Sec. 18 



Legal 

Owner Address Description 

Clara D. Box G W/2SE, NESE, S/2NE, 

Gerlach et al Stockett, MT 59480 PT NWNE 

Joseph Box 105 SESE 

Kornowsky Jr. Stockett, MT 59480 

Leo Mayernik et al Stockett, MT 59480 In W/2 LS 5.16 

JoAnn c/o W. C. Shirley PT Lot 1 

Shirley Stockett, MT 59480 

Matt William & Aila NENE, N Pt SENE & 

Almyra Takala Stockett, MT 59480 N/2NWNE 

William Takala Stockett, MT 59480 In NENW N & E C/RD MK 3 



1. BELT AREA 
SOCIOECONOMICS RELATIVE TO ABANDONED MINES 



A. Study 

1 . Literature Search 

a. Document Review 

Early in the project and during the course of work numerous 
literature sources were obtained and reviewed. There does not exist 
a great amount of information pertaining to the socioeconomic condi- 
tions of the Belt area. Sources of most help were generally those 
that dealt with Cascade County in general, focusing within those 
documents occasionally on the smaller communities such as Belt. One 
such source that contained helpful information was the "Cascade 
County Development Plan" which was developed in 1979 by the Cascade 
County Planning staff. A copy of this document is available at the 
Great Falls City Library and at the offices of the Cascade County 
Planning Board. Another very good publication outlining the history 
of Belt is a locally produced book, "The Belt History Book" which is 
available at area libraries. 

Other information that was reviewed and was helpful in the 
socioeconomic analysis of the Belt area included information from the 
U.S. Census Bureau relative to population, employment and income 
and other miscellaneous papers and communications and interviews 
with local officials and state and federal offices and agencies. Inter- 



views were held with residents of the area, both homeowners and 
landowners, farmers and ranchers. Interviews were also conducted 
with officials of Cascade County's Extension Office, the local Soil 
Conservation Office, the Cascade County Treasurer's office, the 
Assessors office, and Classification and Appraisal offices. In addition, 
information was obtained from knowledgeable area appraisers, realtors 
and land surveyors. 

b. A Brief Historical Perspective of the Economy of the Area 

The incorporated community of Belt is located twenty miles 

southeast of Great Falls just north of U.S. Highway 87. Belt is one 

of a number of outlying communities near to Great Falls which is 

influenced to a large extent by socioeconomic trends in Great Falls. 

Mining and agriculture have been the dominant forces in the 
development of the economy of the Belt region. Major coal mining 
operations took place in this part of Cascade County early in its 
history. The town was incorporated in 1907 and was originally a 
mining town. Early on in the history of this part of Montana, Belt 
had a larger concentration of population than did Great Fails. 

After the mining played out, cattle and livestock and crop pro- 
duction became the primary economic base for the Belt area. In the 
late 1880's railroad service first connected the Great Falls area to 
other parts of the United States. At this time the Great Northern 
Railroad was in the planning stages and when it was subsequently 



built, Beit was located on the main line. This trackage is now the 
property of Burlington Northern Railroad. 

In the late 1880's and early 1900's coal mining was the dominant 
social and economic force that exerted itself in this area. The primary 
use of the coal produced from this region was as fuel for railroad 
locomotives. The production life of most of these mines ended in the 
mid-1940's as the general United States economy was shifting from 
energy supplied by coal to energy supplied by liquid petroleum pro- 
ducts. 

As mentioned earlier, the population of this area was at its peak 
in the coal mining days in the early 1900's. At the close of most of 
the coal mining operations, the population of the area dropped sub- 
stantially and only in recent years has been relatively steady. In the 
1960 census of 20 years ago the area had a recorded population of 
1,500 in the entire Belt division, 757 inside the city limits of Belt. 
In 1970 the Belt division had 1,406 residents and 656 inside the city. 
The 1980 census counts indicates some growth in both the city of Belt 
and in its census division. A total of 1,626 persons now reside in 
the Belt division and 825 inside the city. This slight growth in the 
last ten years is attributed to migration out of the Gr-eat Falls area to 
the outlying and more suburban communities. 

A substantial portion of the current Belt population are retired 
residents. The majority of the remaining population are families who 



reside in the Belt area but commute to work in Great Falls or nearby 
localities. Some population projections have been made of the area 
and these indicate a growth trend in the I980's. It is unlikely that 
any growth trend would be substantial for Belt unless there is a 
resurgence in the mining of coal in the area. There is at least a 
possibility of this being the case since recently .Montana Power 
Company has announced the future construction of a coal-fired power 
plant northeast of Great Falls which could utilize coal from the Beit 
area. Without any new coal mining activity in the region, however, 
the Belt area population would likely only grow slightly in the near 
future. 

2. Socioeconomic Analysis 

a. Historic Land Use Patterns 

Considering an area approximately three miles by eight miles 
encompassing the community of Belt and the additional small community 
of Armington, the early land use prior to coal mining activity was 
agricultural rangeland. Since the early 1900's, an increase in farming 
has changed the landscape to considerable cropped areas supplanting 
that which previously was in open range. The terrain in this gener-al 
vicinity is characterized by flatlands to rolling hills, broken frequently 
by coulees and ravines slicing down to the creek bottom. The com- 
munity of Belt is situated on Belt Creek which flows from the Little 
Belt Mountains to the Missouri River just north of the community. 
The ravines and rough breaks are more prevalent in the vicinity of 
Belt than good flat farmable cropland. 



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b. Acreage and Locations of Mining and Land Use 
In the area under study in this project beginning about two 
miles north of Beit and extending to Belt and then south two addi- 
tional miles, several abandoned mine sites have been identified. To 
identify the area and specifically pinpoint these mine sites, aerial 
photography completed in 1977 was obtained from the U.S. Agricul- 
tural Stabilization and Conservation Service. A collage of the photo- 
graphs was prepared so that the entire area could be viewed in one 
picture. This photo is an appendix to the report. The approximate 
scale of the photography is eight inches to the mile. This particular 
photograph is referenced frequently throughout the report and is 
considered an integral part of the understanding of the analysis. 

In this general area a total of three abandoned mine sites were 
identified which consistently discharge acid mine water into Belt 
Creek. On the aerial photograph an additional five abandoned mine 
sites are identified. These adit locations and their identification are 
based on work done by Hydrometrics Inc. and others who have docu- 
mented abandoned mine sites in the region. 

On the aerial photography the non-discharging mine sites are 
identified with a yellow dot, while the mine sites discharging acid 
water are identified with a red dot. The City of Belt and the com- 
munity of Armington are also identified. Mine site numbers corres- 
ponding to numbers assigned by Hydrometrics in their evaluation of 
mine water wastes are assigned to each of the three mines presently 



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discharging waste water. Two large waste dumps for mine tailings 
are immediately to the south of the community of Belt, these are 
identified with yellow dots as well on this aerial photograph. The 
abandoned mine sites in the Belt area are visible from the community 
of Belt looking to the east and to the west. These mine adits are 
located where coal bearing formations outcrop at points where the 
terrain drops steeply from the flatlands down into the coulees and 
ravines leading down to the valley floor. 

An approximation was made utilizing the aerial photography to 
arrive at the total number of acres that have been committed to 
mining land use in this Beit area. The results of this measurement 
were that approximately 40 acres in this vicinity are directly impacted 
by residual mining land uses. 

c. Present Land Use in the Study Area 
There are three general types of land use in the area under 
evaluation around Belt. First of all there are the concentrations of 
population in the communities of Belt and Armington. Second, there 
is the agricultural land use of cropland, mostly dryland farmed, and 
thirdly, there is the agricultural land use of open grazing and wood- 
land, the woodlands being located generally in the breaks. The one 
other significant use of land in this area would be that of roads, 
highways, and railroads. U.S. Highway 87 and U.S. Highway 89 are 
significant land users in this region of Cascade County. 



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Considering the region to be three miles in an east/west direction 
by eight miles in a north/south direction with the community of Belt 
in the more northerly portion of that land area, that would equate to 
about 15,000 acres. Of this amount of acreage, approximately 240 
acres are consumed by the concentrations of population and housing. 
These areas are termed built-up areas. In this locality of 15,000 
acres approximately 2,600 acres are in cropland with the remaining 
12,000 acres in rangeland or open country including that of the 
breaks. The cropland equates to 17% of the total in this selected 
area with open rangeland or grazing land consuming 80-o and the 
communities consuming 3% of the area. 

d. The Relationship of Populated Areas to Abandoned Mine 
Sites 
After examining the aerial photography and the dot pattern of 
identified mine locations, it becomes clear that the significant aban- 
doned mine sites and related mining land uses are concentrated imme- 
diately to the south of the community of Beit. Since the community 
had its beginnings as a mining town, its only natural that it's located 
immediately adjacent to residual mine land uses. 

Each day most of the population of the communities of Belt and 
the much smaller community of Armington pass by or live right along 
side the effects of abandoned coal mine activity. Virtually all of the 
people residing at Belt are affected by abandoned coal mine sites or 
the residual land uses resulting from coal mining activity. 



e. Likely Land Use If Mine Pollution Had Not Occurred 
To assume that no mine pollution occui-red is to assume that 
there were no coal mines developed in the area. Under this set of 
circumstances of no coal mine development in this area, it is likely 
that the community of Belt would at least be very much smaller than 
it is today or perhaps might never have been a community at all. 
Had that been the case, of course there would be little or no land 
devoted to present uses. Fewer roads, less land in housing and 
community built-up areas, and no land devoted to mining uses. Had 
the coal in the area not been mined, there would have still been the 
natural outcroppings of coal throughout the area. However, in this 
case, acid mine drainage pollution of the area creeks and streams and 
the degradation of hillsides and the visual pollution associated with 
waste dumps would not have been a problem any one would have to 
deal with. 

If mining practices in the early days of that industry could have 
eliminated the stream and ground pollutions then certainly the com- 
munity would be there as it is today and perhaps people would reside 
there in greater numbers simply because the area would be more 
aesthetically pleasing and would offer a more attractive setting for 
persons wanting to live outside of the urban area of Great Falls. 
The number of acres in the Belt vicinity that are now damaged by 
mine pollution would be in a natural state with grazing land on the 
hillsides and no stream degradation as Belt Creek winds its way 
through the community. 



f. Cumulative Economic Return 
In deriving a cumulative economic return foregone in this Belt 
region due to past mining activities that took agricultural and other 
lands out of production, the base of 40 acres of impacted land pre- 
viously identified was used. This 40 acres is the acreage measured 
from the aerial photography in the 24-square-mile area previously 
identified. There may be additional damage related to mine activity in 
the area that is outside of the land scope considered in this analysis. 
Of the 40 acres, 70% is situated such that it would be termed grazing 
or open land, and 30% of the 40 acres could be considered adjacent to 
the community of Belt and thus open and available for expansion as a 
part of the town for built-up area. 

The derivation of the value foregone and rangeland was based 
upon a timeframe of 40 years (1940-1980) of production. The produc- 
tivity per acre of rangeland was determined based upon an historic 
analysis of rangeland prices and lease rates. With 28 acres of addi- 
tional hillside grazing accumulated over the past 40 years this would 
amount to a total return to the land holder of $20,549 of direct cumu- 
lative impact. 

The accumulated economic return related to the foregone sales of 
land for urban purposes is also based on a 40 year timeframe. Using 
a total of 12 acres immediately adjacent to the community of Belt and 
assuming an average land price of $1,000 an acre, a return rate of 
10% to the seller and an interest rate of 5% on the net proceeds, 
cumulative return not realized would amount to $15,184. 



Thus, the overall net return not realized in this small land area 
adjacent to Belt due to abandoned mine sites then totals $35,733. 

g. Property Values 
In an effort to arrive at a reasonable determination of property 
values in this Belt area coal mining effected region and other portions 
of Cascade County, two approaches were used. The first approach 
was to consider the comments and results of the survey taken of Belt 
area residents and second was to consider interviews with real estate 
personnel and appraisal personnel familiar with the Cascade County 
localities. 

It was determined through interviews with realtors and real 
estate appraisers with experience with both residential and farmland 
appraising in and around the Great Falls area that generally there is 
no appreciable difference in value of either residential properties or 
farm properties resulting directly from pollution or perceived pollution 
from the abandoned coal mine sites. in the course of our conserva- 
tions with these knowledgeable people, most acknowledged that it 
would be logical to assume some valuation difference with the values 
expected to be lower in the Belt area due to presence of the aban- 
doned mine sites. However, recent land sales and past experience 
did not indicate that there was any significant valuation difference. 
There were comments that land sales in that area had slowed consider- 
ab'y recently. However, this is primarily attributable to the general 
slowing in interest in outlying areas simply because of the expense of 



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energy and the cost associated with getting to and from work and 
homes in outlying areas. 

The principal source of information for land values was the 
comments and indications of residents of the Belt area itself. This 
source of information is likely a bit more valuable in assessing econo- 
mic impacts related to property values because it is the property 
owners themselves who will largely determine sales prices of any 
property on the market. In the Belt area 24% of the respondents to 
the survey questionnaire indicated that their property had been 
effected in some way by pollution from the abandoned mines. How- 
ever, only 10% responding indicated that there was any direct economic 
loss that they had incurred from the abandoned mine locations in the 
area. 

An additional survey question that bears directly on the assess- 
ment of valuation change in this area on property deals with whether 
or not the people think they are either better off, worse off, or 
about the same relative to living conditions when compared to others 
in rural Cascade County. Significant in the Belt area is the fact that 
only 3% of the respondents indicated they thought they were worse 
off. The remaining 97% thought they were either better off or about 
the same as others throughout the county. It's clear that the resi- 
dents of this coal mining impacted area as represented by those 
responding to the survey, are and have experienced some degree of 
valuation loss as a result of the mines. However, outside evidence as 



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well as the opinions of the residents who are in Belt, indicated it to 
be a small problem regardless of the difference. 

To arrive at the calculation of the property vakie differefice 
regarding farmland in the area we go back to our area of 24-square- 
miles where 2,600 acres are in cropland and 12,000 acres are in open 
range or grazing land. Our assessment using land prices of 1980 is 
that cropland in Cascade County sells for about $614 an acre while 
grazing land sells for an average of $292 an acre. Based upon our 
conversations and interviews with appraisers we determined that 
cropland in the area of coal mine activity would likely suffer a 5% 
value penalty while grazing lands would suffer a slightly lesser penalty 
in property devaluation of 2%. Further assuming as the survey 
results indicated that 24% of the lands in this area were affected in 
some way by coal mining pollution, the resulting calculation indicates 
that currently agricultural land in this selected area would be valued 
$36,624 less than a comparable land area situated elsewhere in Cascade 
County that had no coal mine pollution impact. 

In determining the residential property value of impacts, we 
begin with the fact that in 1980 there are 620 housing units in the 
general vicinity of Belt or the Belt valley. Again using the survey 
results that 24% of these properties are in some way effected by mine 
pollution we have an effected housing total of 151 units. Several 
respondents to the survey indicated substantial reduction in home 
value resulting from the nearby mines and their associated pollution. 



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It was our assessment based upon interviews with area homeowners 
that we could assign an average $4,000 per residential property of 
reduced valuation. Assuming then that this $4,000 of reduced pro- 
perty value would be characteristic throughout the area this woL;ld 
equate to a 1980 valuation suppression in this Belt area of $604,000. 

h. Inhabitant Assessment of Social Weil-Being 
One of the first steps in the study effort was to identify the 
property owners of land in the Belt region. Once we accomplished 
this we had a base name and address list which we could use to send 
out surveys of area residents. This was done for the community of 
Belt and Belt valley landowners. The overall rate of return or 
response rate to this residential survey was 37% which is considered 
relatively high for a survey of this nature. A copy of that two 
page survey is included here with the final determination by percen- 
tages of responses received. 

BELT-FINAL RESULTS 

T.A.P. Inc., a Bozeman based research firm, is assisting the Montana 
Department of State Lands in examining impacts and possible reclamation of 
abandoned coal mines in your locality. Your cooperation and input by 
answering this short survey will help us learn how local property owners 
feel about these mines. 

The survey can be completed by just check marking the appropriate 
space. Use the pre-addressed, no stamp required envelope to return the 
survey to us. Your answers will be combined with those of your neighbors 
and the results will be available to you and to the Department of State 
Lands. Thank you for your help. 

1 ) Are you : 

a. A farmer/rancher? 9% 



b. A homeowner? 63% 



o 



c. A landowner? 28% 



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2) To what extent do you think there is a general pollution of the local 
environment from abandoned mines? 



a. Air quality 

b. Surface water quality 

c. Subsurface water quality 

d. Wildlife numbers 

e. Vegetation growth 

f. Aesthetics, view 

g. Land sinkage 
h. Other (specify) 



None 
70% 


Small 
Amount 
23% 


Significant 
Amount 
7% 


6-^, 


42% 


52% 


25% 


34% 


41% 


57% 


37% 
47% 


6% 


32% 


21% 


18% 


35% 


47% 


52% 


40% 


8% 







3) Is there a mine site on your property?" Yes 9% No 91% 

4) Do you own the mineral rights beneath your property? 

Yes, 100% 13% Yes, Partially 6% Don't know 46% 

No 35% The owner is 



5) Has any of your property been effected by any pollution from abandoned 
mines? 



No 


76% 


Yes 


24% : 


a . 


Air quality 


b. 


Surface water quality 


c. 


Subsurface water quality 


d. 


Wildlife numbers 


e. 


Vegetation growth 


f. 


Aesthetics, view 


g- 


Land sinkage 


h. 


Other, (Specify) 




Safety 



5% 


25% 


23% 


3?- 


10% 


20% 


10% 


4% 



H 


ow 


Much 


Area? 






-- 








43.5 


1 ac. 






-- 








-- 








40 


ac. 






45 


ac. 






5 


ac. 












6) Have you experienced an economic loss from any pollution from abandoned 
mines? 

No 90% 



Yes 10% 



About How 
Many Annual Dollars? 

a. Reduced crop yield 0_ 

b. Reduced livestock yield 0_ 

c. Reduced land value 



d. Reduced home value 

e. Personal Health or safety 

f. Other, (Specify) 

Loss of well 33% $2,000 






17% 


33% 


17% 


33% 



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7) Do you generally think you or your family are any better off or 
worse off for living where you do than others in rural Cascade County? 

a. Better off 33% 

b. Worse off 3"o 

c. About the Same 64% 



I) If the project and its cost was government sponsored, would you 
like to see any of the following done? 



a. Plugging the mine openings 

b. Removing the mine waste piles 

c. Treating the water to clear the streams 

d. Drilling wells to stop or reduce water flows 

e. Reseeding after cleanup of waste piles 

f. Using the waste piles on roads 

g. Other, (Specify) 



Yes 


81% 


75% 


86% 


56% 


85% 


87% 





No 


19% 


25% 


14% 


44% 


15% 


13% 





9) As an area property owner would you be willing to participate in mine 
site reclamation projects if you had input regarding the project? 
a. Yes 65% b. No 35% 

10) Please make any comment or observation you wish about the issues of 
reclaiming local abandoned mine sites. 



Your Name: 



Specific mention will be made of the highlights of the tabulated 
survey questionnaires. In response to question No. 1 only 9% were 
farmer/ranchers, most of the persons responding were homeowners. 



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In question No. 2, 70% answered that air quality was not a pollu- 
tion problem resulting from any of the abandoned mine sites and 
conversely the highest number of responses as to what was the most 
significant type of pollution was surface water quality at 52%. The 
least significant issues in addition to air quality were wildlife numbers 
and land subsidence or sinkage. The most significant general pollution 
problems in addition to that of surface water quality were aesthetics 
or view and subsurface water quality. 

Question No. 3 found that only 9% of those responding had a 
mine site on their property and question No. 4 found that 35% of the 
people surveyed did not own the mineral rights beneath their property 
and another 46% did not know who owned the mineral rights. 

In question No. 5, 76% of the respondents indicated that none of 
their property had been effected by any pollution from abandoned 
coal mines. Of the remainder who did indicate that they experienced 
some pollution the types of pollution most frequently mentioned were 
surface water quality, subsurface water quality, and aesthetics or 
view. The total land area mentioned by these people who had exper- 
ienced pollution damage was small, the largest land area affected 
being that of surface water quality at an estimated 43^2 acres. 

Question No. 6 asked specifically whether or not they had any 
economic loss from any type of pollution relative to the abandoned 
mines. A very high 90% indicated that they had no economic loss. 



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For the other 10% indicating some economic damage, reduced home 
value and damage to wells were the most frequently mentioned type of 
pollution loss. Reduced land values and personal health or safety 
was mentioned by a substantia! number of those experiencing economic 
loss. 

In question No. 7 people had the opportunity to indicate whether 
or not they thought they were better off, worse off, or about the 
same when compared to others who lived in rural Cascade County. 
33% felt they were better off, only 3% felt they were worse off, and 
64% said they were about the same. 

Question No. 8 attempted to determine the thoughts of the resi- 
dents on what they would like to see done regarding mitigating mea- 
sures relative to mine pollution. All of the suggested mitigating 
measures received a relatively high percentage of "yes" answers. 
The highest was using the waste piles on roads. This was marked 
high because currently the Belt area does use cinders from the waste 
piles to spread on slick roads in bad weather di'iving conditions. 
Most frequently mentioned by the survey respondents as something 
they would not like to see done was the drilling of wells to slop or 
reduce water flows. 44% of the people responding indicated that they 
would be against that type of action. 25% said they would not want 
to see the removing the mine waste piles. 



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In question No. 9 we found that 65% of the respondents would be 
willing to participate in mine site reclamation projects if they had 
some input regarding the project. 

Question No. 10 asks for comments or general observations about 
the issues of reclaiming local abandoned mine sites. An example of 
the significant comments are as follows: 

1. I think the old mines would make perfect bomb shelters and 
Great Fails officials ought to use them in that manner. 

2. Mine water has Belt Creek red and yellow in places. in 
some areas reclamation would be a waste of money, in 
others a necessity. 

3. The mine water flowing onto my property is so bad a science 
class from Great Falls uses it for testing. 

4. I would like to see any work started and finished without a 
lot of unnecessary fooling around and money spending. 

5. Helena Air and Water Quality Bureau never answers my 
inquiries. If it wasn't for the spring runoff, Belt Creek 
below the town would be one of the worst polluted streams 
in Montana. 

6. Mitigating measures should be the responsibility of a private 
contractor, not the government. 

7. My major concern is the safety of children playing in the 
area of abandoned mines. 

8. Belt Creek as it runs through town is an eye sore. 



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9. I believe there is much talk about this pollution but very 
little understanding. Surface water quality appeared worse 
years ago than at the present. 

10. It would certainly be an improvement to have such sites 
cleaned up, however, it shouldn't be done with borrowed 
tax funds. 

11. I feel that a project to try and clean up the water would 
make a great improvement, especially for wildlife and fish 
and also relieve home repairs on water lines, heaters, etc. 

12. The mines in this area don't seem to be too much of a 
problem except for water flowing from them. I'd hate to 
see them plugged and have never heard of anyone being 
injured from them. 

13. I'm not as concerned about the old mines as about new 
mines. The streams are cleaner now and vegetation has 
regrown since the last mining was done in the area. 

14. We have one mine in particular which discharges water into 
Belt Creek which infiltrates into our local water well. 

15. Drilling wells to reduce water flows would probably damage 
subsurface water quality. 

16. Use of the waste piles on roads would be a great idea but 
further costs would be of no value just for the sake of 
enhancing the beauty of the landscape. 

The questionnaires are an appendix to this report and are avail- 
able for further examination and analyzation. 



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i. Business Dollar Impact to Ar'ea ConiiiiDni I io , lo Great Fall' 
The impact on business feccipts Lo LicHl and lo I ho nearlj\ 
regional business cenLer' in Great Falls is directly- propoi'lional to the 
loss of revenues that can be attributed to the mine pollutions. \n 
this instance as previoLisly described, these (.umulative lossc-s .irc all 
agricultural related and were previously calculated at $35 , /3.j . I ui' 
this aix-a tiial is very small economic loss over the tiim.' ;j',in ue arc- 
considering. Using 1975 :'>tatistics on lh(^ income cjenerahon ol b,i ac 
and non-ljasic industries in Cascade CoLinty an. income multiplier v\as 
developed. "Fhe resulls o( tliat derivation indicated a 2.89 multiplier. 
In other words for evei-y dollar of basic income earned, secondary' 
busi[ies5es could expect to see it turned an additional 2.S9 Limes in 
Cascade County. Applying this income multiplier to the cumLilativc 
agricultural productivity lost would amount to $103, '^bS. 1 Ins amount 
of business income loss would be spread across Ifie many businesses 
in Great Falls and in Beit. It is a relatively niinor adverse impact 
which results from area coal mine residual pollution. 



B. Belt area land ownership 

BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 23 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Cynthia L. Bedl<er 

City of Belt 

Charles L. & Alice M. In SWSE MK 4A 

Berg Belt, Montana 59412 

Albert E. In SWSE MK 4 

Castner Belt, Montana 59412 In SWSE MK 4C 

In SWNE By M & B MK 3A 
In SWNE, SENW, NWSE Ls 20.75 

John C. Rte. 1, Box 1 In SENW MK 12 

Castner et al Beit, Montana 59412 

East Belt Coal Co. 

J. Michael & Glenda In S/2N/2 MK 14G 

Fleming Belt, Montana 59412 

Gary L. & Michele H. 1917 15 Ave. S. In S/2N/2 MK 14H 

Fliginger Great Falls, Montana 59405 

Jack W. Box 47 In SE/4 MK 6A 

Gamble Belt, Montana 59412 

Gary W. & Floye M. Box 453 In NESW MK 11 

Garrison Belt, Montana 59412 

Delilah M. Rt. 1, Box 3 In SENW MK 141 

Haney Belt, Montana 59412 



BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 23 
(Continued) 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Jerry T. Hayer et a! Belt, Montana 59412 



Arthur A. & Lula J. 
Henderson 



Box 37 
Belt, Montana 59412 



In SWSE & SESW 
MK 16 



Leo M & Judith C. 
Hertz 



Box 523 
Belt, Montana 59412 



In SWNE & SENW 
MK 14B 



Donald G. & Marcia J, 
Hubber 



Terry, Montana 59349 



NVVNE, NENW 
Ls 16.19 



Earl E. & Phyllis J. 
Jakes 



Belt, Montana 59412 



In SWSE MK 17 



VVilmae 
Keaster 



Belt, Montana 59412 



W/2W/2, In NESW 
W/RR 



Wayne V. & Ruth E. 
Kelly 



Belt, Montana 59412 



In NWSE MK 2 



Ear! B. & Ethel M. 
Kennedy 



Box 233 
Belt, Montana 59412 



In SWNE MK 4D 



James R. Koontz et al Belt, Montana 59412 



James W. & Joyce C, 
Lake 



Box 265 
Belt, Montana 59412 



In SWSE MK 41 



Charles M. & Kari M. 
Lindeman 



Box 259 
Belt, Montana 59412 



In W/2SE MK 4E 



Owner 



John R. & Shirley C. 
Marn 



BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 23 
(Continued) 



Address 

Box 201 
Belt, Montana 59412 



Gordon D. & Sharlene Star Rte. 

McMillan Belt, Montana 59412 



Joseph 
Milos et al 



Box 142 
Belt, Montana 59412 



Robert M. Milos et al Belt, Montana 59412 



Robert M. & James E. 
Milos 

Vernon Muretta 

Herman & Mildred 
Nottingham 

Darreli F. & Alice M. 
O'Connell 



Belt, Montana 59412 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Box 533 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Belt, Montana 59412 



Seymor H. & Dorothy E. 4228 Jadestone Dr. 

Ramberg Las Vegas, Nevada 89108 



School District #29 

Dale J. & Sherry K. 
Schott 



Legal 
Description 

In NVVNE MK 7B 



In NWSE MK 4H 



E/2SE Ls 18. 11 



NWNE 

In W/2SE MK 4L 
In SENW MK 14A 

In SWSE MK 5 

In NESW MK 16B 



John & Pearl Ryffel Belt, Montana 59412 In SENW MK 14C 



In NENVV MK 7A 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 23 
(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 



Leroy Box 296 In SWSE MK 4B 

Thayer Belt, Montana 59412 

Harvey E. & Lynn R. In W/2SE MK 4P 

Thompson Belt, Montana 59412 

Paul & Emy Thompson Belt, Montana 59412 In SWSE MK 4N 

Thomas A. Box 265 In NENESVV MK 16A 

Thompson Belt, Montana 59412 

Harry L. & Vicki M. In SENW MK 14D 

Throckmorton Belt, Montana 59412 

Gerald E. & Mavis M. In SWSE MK 4R 

Tuman Belt, Montana 59412 

Bernard C. & Lula B. Box 98 In NESW MK 13 

Wiskerchin Belt, Montana 59412 

Edward M. & Aimee L. Box 273 

Wood Belt, Montana 59412 

John I. & Bonnie J. In W/2SE MK 4F 

Yurke Belt, Montana 59412 In NWSE MK 4G 



BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 25 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Virgii N. & Viola H 
Hanson 



Star Rte., Box 3 Tract so. of Belt Creek 

Belt, Montana 59412 in the SVVSW less than 2 ac. 



James E. Milos, Trustee Belt, Montana 59412 



NENE 



Robert M. & James E. NVJh, W2NE, W2SE, 

Milos Belt, Montana 59412 E'-zSXM , NWSW 

Clinton Rayne Box 67 E'-.SE, SENE 

Pilgeram East Glacier Park, Montana 59434 



W. C. & Theola 1401 1 St. S. 

Sederholm Great Falls, Montana 59405 



SWSW 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Belt Original 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Cruz N. & Josephine M. Box 5 BIk. 13, Lots 30, 31, 32 

Almanza Belt, Montana 59412 

Albert B. & Louise P. 810 3 Ave. S. BIk. 14, Lot 3 

Audet Great Falls, Montana 59405 

Larry J. & Dianne P. BIk. 13, Lots 23 & 24 

Baldwin Belt, Montana 59412 

City of Belt BIk. 1, Lot 6-S20' 

& Lots 7-N2V 

BIk. 3, Lot 13 

BIk. 8, Lots 7, 8, 9 

BIk. 12, Lot 13-E3/5, 14, 
15, 16 

BIk. 13, Lots 41, 42 

BIk. 14, Lot 9C 

BIk. 15, Center 1/4, 
BIk. 16, Lot 1 

BIk. C, Lot 1 

The Town of Belt BIk. C, Lot 7 

Belt Fraternal Club Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 1, Lots 11 & 12 



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(Continued) 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Belt Valley 
Bank 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 3, Lots 5, 6, 7 
8, 9, 10 



Blk. 3, Lots 1-5 



Aksel E. 
Berg 



Box 38 
Belt, Montana 50412 



Blk. 12, Lots 31 -W5', 
32, 33, 34 



June T 
Berg 



Box 422 
Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 3, Lots 11 & 12 

Blk. 13, Lots 17, 18-E'-s', 

19 and 20 



Palmer, Clarence, Oiga Box 344 

& Ethel Berg Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 10, Lots 29, 30 



Dennis L. & Joann C. 
Bishop 



Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 11, Lots 12, 13, 14 



Gordon W. & Florence E. c/o R. Hatleberg 
Black Box 313 

Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 1, Lots 9 & 10 



Charles A. Bovey 
Betty Hatcher 



Box 1653 
Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 6, Lot 12 



Eugene R. & Phyllis J. 

Briese Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 16, Lots 6, 7, 8 



Dean B. & Janell A. 
Brown 



Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 1, Lot 4 



BELT AREA 
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Belt Original 
(Continued) 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Harry E. & Genevieve S. 

Brown Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 11, Lots 16, 17, 1i 



Elizabeth E. 
Browning 



Box 216 BIk. 12, Lots 12 & 13-W2/5 

Belt, Montana 59412 Lot 23 & 24 



N. H. Jr. & Elizabeth 
Browning 



Box 216 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 12, Lots 9, 10, 11 



Kenneth L. Buriey Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 10, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 



Kenneth & Maxine R 
Buriey 



BIk. 6, Lots 22, 23, 24 & 25 
Belt, Montana 59412 and Lots 29, 30 

BIk. 7, Lot 7 



Robert J. & Rosemary 
Bushman 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 11, Lots 5 & 6-VV11' 



David & Shelmerdene 
Carlson 



Box 266 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 15, Frax 3/4 



Robert & Emma 
Cave 



Box 69 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 10, Lots 26, 27, 28 
BIk. 14, Lots 1 & 2 



Terry L. & Patricia J. 
Chestnut 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 6, Lots 7, 8 & 9 
& 11 



Mrs. Jennie Cinker Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 1, Lot 1 



BELT AREA 

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Belt Original 

(Continued) 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Cyril L. & Patricia A. 
Colarchik 



Box 129 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 13, Lots 33, 34 



Gary & Judy 
Crovvder 



Box 471 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 12, Lot 25 



Alex & Thomas N 
Darko 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 16, Lots 11, 12, 13 



Josephine J. 
Darko 



Rt. 1 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 16, Lots 14, 15, 16 



Bobby E. & Margaret E. 
Dickman 



Box 38 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 6, Lots 16, 17, ISE'-s 



Harry B. & Martha 
Elam 



Box 373 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 12, Lots 5, 6 



Mary Ada 
Fabian 



Box 261 BIk. 13, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

Belt, Montana 59412 



Frank L. 
Florek 



Box 474 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 6, Lot 10 



Charles J. & Marion D. Box 317 

Fulbright Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lots 20, 21 & 22 



Joe J. Gliko Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 3, Lots 18, 19 & 20 



BELT AREA 
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Owner 



Address 



1 rene 




Box 374 




Giomi 


Belt, 


Montana 


59412 


Evan H. & Bertha 




Box 482 




Gary 


Belt, 


Montana 


59412 


Pauline 




Box 384 




Grena 


Belt, 


Montana 


59412 



Legal 
Description 

Blk. 14, Lots 14 & 15 



Blk. 1, Lot 5 
& Lot 6-N5' 

Blk. 13, Lots 7, 



ssac Haagenson 



Belt, Montana 59412 Blk. 13, Lots 27, 28, 29 



Edwin J. & Glada V 
Hammett 



Box 9 
Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 11, Lots 29 & 30 



Gary A. & Denise R 
Hansen 



Box 353 
Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 9, Lots 16 & 17 



William & Marg 
Hanzel 



Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 5, Lot 18-E16', 
Lot 19 



John & Dorothy 
Harcharik 



Box 27 Blk. 10, Lots 9, 10, 11, 12 

Belt, Montana 59412 



Danny R. & Nadine E. 

Hardinger Belt, Montana 59412 



Blk. 12, Lot 17-N''2 
Lot 18-N'-2 



L. A. & Mary Heath Belt, Montana 59412 Blk. 9, Lots 5 & 6 

Larry J. & Rosaltta E. Box 268 Blk. 6, Lot 18-W^-2, Lot 19, 20 

Howes Belt, Montana 59412 21-E'-2 



BELT AREA 
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Belt Original 
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Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Jerry T. & Nina 
Hoyer 



Box 402 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 12, Lots 7 & 8 
BIk 16, Lots 19-22 



Janet R. 
Jacobs 



1419 Hollins 
Helena, Montana 59601 



BIk. 1, Lot 7-S22'-2' 



Earl E. & Phyllis I. 
Jakes 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 1, Lots 2 & 3 



Carl G. & Flossie M. 
Johnson 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk 10, Lot 18-W15' 
Lot 19 



Gary E. & Linda L. BIk. 16, Lots 17, 18 

Johnson Belt, Montana 59412 

Kenneth E. & Mary A. Box 36 BIk. 6, Lots 13, 14 & 15 

Johnson Belt, Montana 59412 

Margaret R. Johnson Box 64 BIk. 10, Lots 16, 17 & 

& Maxine Tender Belt, Montana 59412 18-E10' 

Marlin K. & Helen J. Box 41 BIk. 16, Lots 2, 3, 4, 5 

Johnson Belt, Montana 59412 



Wilmae Lu 
Keaster 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 3, Lot 1-NE Pt 
BIk. 5, Lots 27 & 28 



Doherty Ruth 
King 



Box 135 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 9, Lots 18 & 19 



BELT AREA 
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Belt Original 
(Continued ) 



Owner 



Fred R 




King 




Eino 




Kivi 




Robert 


T. 


Klasner, 


Jr. 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



BIk. 9, Lots 1, 2, 20, 21, 22 
Belt, Montana 59412 23, 24 



Box 18 
Belt, Montana 59412 



Stockett, Montana 59480 



BIk. 11, Lot 15 



BIk. 2, Lots 6, 7, 
9, 10, 11 



Edna M. & Joseph J. 
Kleffner 



Box 493 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 14, Lots 10, 11 



Phillip A. 
Kleffner 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 3, Lot 25 

BIk 4, Lot 1 

BIk. 6, Lot 21-VV^2 



Impie S. Korin & 
Ruth M. Rogers 



Box 124 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk 14, Lots 4, 5, 6, 7 



Selma Koski 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 13, Lot 15 



Russell & Jessie 
Leiand 



Box 243 BIk. 12, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 

Belt, Montana 59412 



Joseph P. & Betty 
Lindeman 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 10, Lot 23-W''2, 
24, 25 



Gerald D. & Francis J. Box 101 BIk. 10, Lots 13, 14, 15 

Maberry Belt, Montana 59412 



BELT AREA 

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Belt Original 

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Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Eino A. & Sylvia A. 
Maki 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 6, Lots 4, 5, 6 & 
26, 27, 28 



Eugene C. & Marianne 

Martin Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 9, Lot 7 



William 
Mattila 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 11, Lots 6-E14', 
7, 8, 9-W19' 



Gordon D. & Sharlene M. BIk. 10, Lots 5, 6, 7, 8 

McMillan Belt, Montana 59412 



L u c i n d a E . 
Mearns 



Box 136 BIk. 5, Lots 9, 10, 11 & 12 

Beit, Montana 59412 



Methodist Church 



BIk. 11, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 



Ted R. & Ruthetta 
Metzger 



Box 345 BIk. 13, Lots 35, 36, 37, 

Belt, Montana 59412 38, 39, 40 



James R. 
Mital 



Box 368 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lots 23, 24, 
25, & 26 



Ethel E. 
Mitchell 



Box 276 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 13, Lots 25 & 26 



Oliver R. & Georgia M. 

Moe Beit, Montana 59412 



BIk. C, Lots 1A i 2A 



The Montclair Methodist Church 



BIk. 9, Lots 12, 13, 14, 15 



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Belt Original 

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Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Vernon V. 
Muretta 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 11, Lots 23, & 24 



Donald VV. & Joann 
Noble 



Box 3 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 12, Lots 26, 27, 28 
29-E'-2, 3O-VVI2, 31-E20' 



Lloyd E. & Lillian D. BIk. 10, Lots 20, 21, 22, 23-EH 

Pearse Belt, Montana 59412 BIk 11, Lot 9-E6', Lots 10 & 11 

Andrew & Anna R. BIk. 3, Lots 21, 22, 23 & 24 

Pejko Belt, Montana 59412 

Fred & Chas F. R.F.D. BIk. 8, Lois 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

Remington Raynesford, Montana 59469 



Roman Catholic Bishop 
of Great Falls 



BIk. 2, Lots 1 & 2 



Fritz G. & Edith Roos Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 9, Lots 9, 10, 11 



Fred A. 
Rubino et a! 

Elizabeth 
Ryffel 

Erna L . , Gottlieb J , 
& Henry H. Ryffel 



c/o J. Rubino, Box 94 
Joplin, Montana 59531 



Belt, Montana 59412 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 11, Lots 21 & 22 

BIk. 12, Lot 17-5^-2, 
Lot 18-SH, Lot 19 

BIk 5, Lots 1 thru 8 



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(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Arnold B. BIk. 12, Lots 21, 22 

Schermerhorn Belt, Montana 59412 

Marvin D. & Mildred A. 357 Carol Dr. BIk 14, Lots 12 & 13 

Sivak Great Falls, Montana 59405 

Wanda E. 3717 3 Av. S. BIk. 9, Lots 3 & 4 

Smith Great Falls, Montana 59405 

Ralph C. & Leroy BIk. 14, Lots 8 & 9-W/2W/2 

Spiller Belt, Montana 59412 

Harriet E. Box 192 BIk. 11, Lots 27 & 28 

Stein Belt, Montana 59412 

Eva E. Box 331 BIk. 14, Lot 9-E/2W/2 

Stober et al Belt, Montana 59412 & E12' 

David & Judy Box 301 BIk. 6, Lots 1, 2 & 3 

Stroop et al Belt, Montana 59412 

George C. & Agnes H. BIk. 9, Lot 8 

Svvanke Belt, Montana 59412 

Janet c/o J. Strathman BIk. 12, Lot 20 

Teller 1703 N. Maple 

Bloomington, Indiana 47401 

Harry L. & Vicki M. BIk. C, Lots 2, 3, 4, 

Throckmorton Belt, Montana 59412 4A, 5 



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Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Frank T & Vivian I. Box 17 Blk 3, Lots 3 & 4 

Urick Belt, Montana 59412 

Tony G. & Edna R. Box 325 Blk. 2, Lots 3, 4, & 5 

Urick Belt, Montana 59412 

James & Mildred A. Box 46 Blk. 5, Lots 13, 14, 15, 

Veleber Belt, Montana 59412 16, 17-VV1' 

Mildred A. & Dennis L. Box 46 Blk 5, Lot 17-E24', 

Veleber Beit, Montana 59412 Lot 18-W9' 

V. F. W. Stanley Blk 1, Lot 13 

Freie Post #4198 

Martin R. Vigen, Sr. Belt, Montana 59412 Blk. 11, Lots 25 &26 

Jerry E. & Anita R. Blk. 13, Lots 21 & 22 

Virts Belt, Montana 59412 

Richard R. & Virginia A. c/o V. Trotchie Blk. 16, Lots 9, 10 

Wieweck 721 14 St. 

Havre, Montana 59501 

Nona A. Box 356 Blk. 13, Lot 16 and 

Williamson et al Belt, Montana 59412 Lot 17-^-2 

Joyce G. & Helen J. Blk. 9, Lot 25 

Wohlgemuth Vaughn, Montana 59487 



BELT AREA 
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(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

George & Helen Box 95 BIk. 1, Lot 8 

Wood Belt, Montana 59412 

Helen J. BIk., 3, Lot 1-S Pt and 

Wood Belt, Montana 59412 Lot 2 

Nicholas Yendrick Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 11, Lots 19 & 20 

Michael J. & Marjorie A. BIk. 13, Lots 9, 10, 11, 

Zuhoski Belt, Montana 59412 12, 13, 14 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

1st Addition to Belt 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Esther A. BIk. 7, Lots 16 & 17 

Abernathy et al Belt, iVlontana 59412 

Eiken M Brutosky & 3 Prospect Drive BIk. 7, Lots 18 & 19 

Ernestine H. Urbanich Great Falls, IVlontana 59405 

Elizabeth E. BIk. 6, Lots 4 & 5-E'-2 

Browning Belt, IVlontana 59412 and Lot 7C 

John G. & Terry A. BIk. 5, Lots 1-5 

Burgess Belt, Montana 59412 

Freeman G. & Elizabeth BIk. 7, Lots 5, 6, 7, 8 

Burley Belt, Montana 59412 

Jalmer C. & Montana L. Box 73 BIk. 7, Lots 3 & 4 

Carlson Belt, Montana 59412 



Karol Kay Box 73 BIk. 5, Lot 14-W 15 

Carlson Belt, Montana 59412 and Lot 15 

Edward R. 409 10 Av. SW BIk. 1, Lots 8 & 9 

Durbin Great Falls, Montana 59404 

Glen A. & Irene N. . Box 442 BIk. 3, Lots 1-6 

Enderson Belt, Montana 59412 

Stanley J. c/o Belt Valley Bank BIk. 6, Lot 1 

Fabian et al Belt, Montana 59412 



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Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Viola A. 

Falls 



Box 117 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 6, Lots 7A & 7B 



Robert E. & Lora L. 
Feist 



Box 139 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 7, Lot 20 



David K. & Edna M. 
Foster 



Beit, Montana 59412 



BIk. 7, Lots 11, 12 



Shirl L. & Phyllis 
Francom 



Belt, Montana 59412 



Lot D 



Holdine K, 
Gillette 



Box 267 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 6, Lots 2 & 3 
and Lot 5-W'i & Lot 6 



Esther D. 
Haagenson 



Box 7136, McConnell AFB 
VVitchita, Kansas 67221 



BIk. 4, Lots 1 & 2 



Hilma 
Heckerman 



Box 263 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lots 16 & 17 



James 0. & Zelda 
Irvine 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lots 6 & 7 

Lot 12-W 5', 13 & 

14-E 10' 



Russell T. & Marie B. 
Jackson 



Box 512 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 3, Lots 7 



Kenneth Johnson & 
Anna Ruth Pejko Highwood, Montana 59450 



BIk. 5, Lot 7 



Owner 



Ben Koski 



Rose Ligas 
et al 



Robert W. & Bette Jo 
Maki 

Edward J. & Billie B. 
Marn 

Gerald L. & Judith L. 
Marn 

John R. & Shirley C. 
Marn 

Ben McCoy 

J. B. McGurk 

Margaret Millard 

Mike & Eva E. 
Mittal et al 

Shirley M. 
Murphy 



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Address 

Box 204 
Belt, Montana 59412 

c/o Mary Suden 

125 15 St. 

Black Eagle, Montana 59414 



Belt, Montana 59412 

Box 241 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Box 372 
Belt, Montana 

Box 201 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Box 144 

Belt, Montana 59714 



Legal 
Description 

BIk. 4, Lot 4 



BIk. 4, Lot 3 



BIk. 5, Lots 18 & 19 

BIk. 1, Lots 5, 6, 7 

BIk. 4, Lots 5 & 6 

BIk. 4, Lots 12 & 13 

BIk. 7, Lots 14 & 15 
BIk. 2, Lot 2 
BIk. 2, Lot 1 
BIk. 7, Lot 2 

BIk. 7, Lot 1 



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Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



William & Patricia S. 
Neil! 



Box 83 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lots 8, 9, 10 
11, 12-E 20' 



Elizabeth V. Pohlod Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 7 



Alice F. 
Satter 



Box 306 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 7, Lot 13 



June M. 
Stewart 



Box 383 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 7, Lot 9 & 10 



Anna Szabo & 
Andy Baron 



Box 394 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 8-11 



Floyd C. & Phyllis V. 
Thompson 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 1, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 



Mearlyn B. & Leona c/o R. McCloud 

Wheeler 15 Ave. S. 

Great Falls, Montana 59405 



BIk. 1, Lots 10, 11, 12, 13 



Owner 



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T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

2nd Addition to Belt 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Clayton W. & Ardis 
Anderson 



Box 255 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 6, Lots 11-14 



Frank B. & Sharon 
Brown 



Box 7 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 2, Lots 5, 6 & 7 



N.H. & Elizabeth E. 
Browning 



Box 216 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 5- 



Thomas G. & Jessie L. 
Calvert 



c/o T.M. Calvert 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 1-4 



Cascade Co. 



BIk. 1, Lots 1-5 & 9-16 
BIk. 2, Lots 15 & 16 



Frank Cinker 



Box 292 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 2, Lot 9-E8' 
Lots 10 & 11 



Glen & Irene N. 
Enderson 



Box 442 
ielt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 1, Lots 6, 7, 



David K. & Edna M. 
Foster 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lot 8 



Jack W. 
Gamble 



Box 47 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 7, Lots 6-23 
BIk. 8, Lots 1-25 



Michael R . & Sharon 
Gamble 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lots 10 & 11 



William O. 
Hendrickson 



Box 278 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lots 14, 15 & 16 



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2nd Addition to Belt 

(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Arthur L. & Shirley A. BIk. 3, Lots 11, 12, 13, 

Hill Belt, Montana 59412 14, 15 & 16 

Clarence W. & Josephine G. BIk. 5, Lots 1-4 

Inman Belt, Montana 59412 

Martin A. Box 545 BIk. 7, Lots 1-5 

- Johnson, Jr. Belt, Montana 59412 

Jan T. & C. John Rager Ranger Station BIk. 2, Lots 12, 13, 14 

Kuno Box 14 

Paulina, Oregion 97752 

Gerald L. & Judith L. Box 372 BIk. 2, Lot 9-Bal 

Marn Belt, Montana 59412 (Less E8') 

Marie E. Box 379 BIk. 2, Lots 3 & 4 

Mital Belt, Montana 59412 

Gerald G. & Evelyn 312 30 St. S BIk. 5, Lots 12 & 13 

Murphy Great Falls, Montana 59405 

William N. & Patricia Box 83 BIk. 3, Lots 1, 8, 9, 10 

Neill Belt, Montana 59412 

Elizabeth V. Pohlod Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 2, Lot 8 

Mel W. & Bonita A. BIk. 6, Lots 1-10 

Rennick Belt, Montana 59412 



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2nd Addition to Belt 
(Continued) 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Frederick 
Simmons 



Box 88 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 2, Lots 1 & 2 



June M. 
Stewart 



Box 383 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lot 9 



Gerald L. & Marcelyn Ann BIk. 3, Lots 4, 5, 6 

Stinson Belt, Montana 59412 



Phillip E. & M. Maxine 

Tender Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lots 5-7 



Harry A. & Amelia Box 294 BIk. 3, Lots 1, 2, 3 

Throckmorton Belt, Montana 59412 



Gary G. & Edna K. BIk. 9, Lots 1-7 

Wohgemuth Vaughn, Montana 59487 



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Anaconda Addition to Belt 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Frank A. & Nina A. Box 444 BIk. 5, Lots 1-6 

Ballatore Belt, Montana 59412 

Richard Box 107 BIk. 5, Lots 7-16 

Ballatore Belt, Montana 59412 

City of Belt BIk. 1, Lot 1 

BIk. 3, Lot 9 

George & Violet L. BIk. 5, Lots 17-20 

Bestvvina Belt, Montana 59412 

Elizabeth Browning Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 3, Lots 17-22 

Elbert R. Box 123 BIk. 4, Lots 9-13 

Coleman Belt, Montana 59412 

General Mills Inc. c/o Tax Dept., Box 1113 Lot C 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 

Hugh Box 404 BIk. 4, Lots 1-5 & 7, 

Grogan Belt, Montana 59412 

Hugh E. & Jessie J. Box 404 BIk. 4, Lot 6 

Grogan Belt, Montana 59412 

Wm. J. & Sarah c/o E. Mace BIk. 1, Lots 2, 3, 4 

Harner 8812 VV. Court 

Pasco, Washington 99301 



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Anaconda Addition to Belt 

(Continued ) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Julius M. & Mary B. Box 67 BIk. 2, Lots 2, 3, 4, 5 

Johnson Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 3, Lots 6, 7, 8 

Norman L. & Judy L. Box 75 BIk. 3, Lots 23, 24, 25 

Poppe Belt, Montana 59412 

•James C. & Gloria Box 26 BIk. 3, Lots 1-5 

VVarehime Belt, Montana 59412 

Beauford Wells Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 3, Lots 10, 11, 12 

Beauford J. & Dinah L. BIk. 3, Lots 13, 14, 15, 16 

Wells Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 1, Lots 4 & 5 

James G. & Sandra L. 4020 5 Ave. S. BIk. 2, Lot 1 

Whitaker Great Falls, Montana 59405 



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Castners - 1st Addition to Belt 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

City of Belt BIk. 1, Lot 1-N10' 

BIk. 2, Lots 11 & 12 

E.G. & Esther c/o C. Brurud BIk. 1, Lot 1-S15', 

Brurud Belt, Montana 59412 Lots 2 & 3 

BIk. 2, Lots 2 & 3 

- Cascade County BIk. 2, Lot 13 

(County Jail) 

Robert W. & Bessie M. BIk. 1, Lots 10-13 

Custer Belt, Montana 59412 

Virgil N. & Viola Star Rt., Box 3 BIk. 2, Lots 14-18 

Hanson Belt, Montana 59412 

Sister Johneile BIk. 2, Lots 4, 5, 6 

Howanach Belt, Montana 59412 

Nelle M. & Alice Box 251 BIk. 1, Lots 7 & 8 

Klimas Belt, Montana 59412 

Lawrence & Verna A. Box 272 BIk. 2, Lots 7 & 8 

Nicola Belt, Montana 59412 

Sherril c/o S. Brown BIk. 1, Lot 6 

Rector General Delivery 

Belt, Montana 59412 



Mike 



1301 2 W. Hill Dr. BIk. 2, Lots 9 & 10 



Sechena Great Falls, Montana 59404 



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Castners - 1st Addition to Belt 

(Continued) 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Harry L. Throckmorton & 

David C. Stroop Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 2, Lot 1 



Ann M. VVhalem 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 1, Lot 9 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Castners 2nd Addition to Belt 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Robert J. & Cheryl M. Av. A BIk. 4, Lots 20-22 

Berard Belt, Montana 59412 

N. H. & Elizabeth E. Box 216 BIk. 5, Lot B 

Browning Belt, Montana 59412 

Lucille Box 193 BIk. 5, Lots 1A, 2A, 3A 

Chesbro Belt, Montana 59412 

Henry A. & Glenda M. BIk. 5, Lots 6 and 5AA 

Coles Belt, Montana 59412 

John P. & Mary M. Box 174 BIk. 1, Lots 1 & 2, 

Donovan Belt, Montana 59412 Lot A 

BIk. 4, Lot 18 



BIk. 5, Lot 4 



Joe J . 




Box 23 




Gliko 


Belt, 


Montana 


59412 


Gladys V. 




Box 357 




Hansen 


Belt, 


Montana 


59412 


Earl & Phyllis 








Jakes 


Belt, 


Montana 


59412 


Julia A. 




Box 304 




Johnson et al 


Belt, 


Montana 


59412 


VVilmae Lu 








Keaster 


Belt, 


Montana 


59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 6-S'-2 and 
Lot 7 

BIk. 1, Lot 10-S 8' of 
east 69', Lot 11-E 69' 

BIk. 3, Lots 2 & 3 & 

Lot 4 less swpt 

BIk. 5, Lots 1-2 and Lots 4A, 

5A, and 6A 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Castners 2nd Addition to Belt 

(Continued) 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Pl-iillip A. 
Kleffner 



Box 432 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 3, Lots 5-7 



Henry B. & Ann 
Martin 



Box 362 
Beit, Montana 59412 



BIk. 1, Lot 8, 9 



Lourena 
McCafferty 



BIk. 1 , Lot 10-Bal, Lot 
Belt, Montana 59412 II-WH' of E 80' and W 50' 



Gordon D. & Sharlene M. c/o D. Mitchell 

McMillan Box 252 

Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot A 



Joiin T. & Roberta C 
Mital 



Box 63 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 12 & 13 



Shirley 
Murphy 



Box 144 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 19 



Inez M. 
Noble 



Box 86 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 1 



Mabel L. 
Pejko 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lots 7A, 8A, 
9A, 10A 



Loween E. 
Peterson 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 3-SlO' and 
Lot 4 



Amiee E. 
Pimperton 



Box 485 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 8 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Castners 2nd Addition to Belt 

(Continued) 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



William J. & Nancy E. 

Rodgers Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lot HA 



Roman Catfiolic Bishop 
of Great Fails 



BIk. Z, Lots 1-5 



Elizabeth C. Ryffel 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 1, Lots 5, 6, 7 



Gottlieb J. & 
Pearl M. Ryffel 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 2 & 3-N 40' 



School Dist. 29 & 
High School Dist. D 



BIk. 4, Lot 14 



Russell VV. & Marilyn L. 
Servoss 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 1, Lots 3 & 4 



Dale E. & Chinuk 
Smith 



General Delivery 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot X 



Lenore J. 
Stokes 



Box 133 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 10-S 38' 
and Lot 11 



Alma E. & Marilyn E. 
Sweeney 



Box 203 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 5 and ^-H\ 



Harry L. & Vicki 
Throckmorton 



Box 441 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lot 3A 



David K. Vigen 



Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 5, Lot 3-N 40' 



BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 26 
Castners 2nd Addition to Belt 
(Continued) 

Legal 

Owner Address Description 

Clara A. Warchime Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 4, Lot 15 

Pauline A. c/o P. Rose BIk. 3, Lot 1 

Warchime Belt, Montana 59412 

Andres & Ruth BIk. 4, Lots 9 and 

Weggeland Belt, Montana 59412 10-N 12' 

Helen J. Wood Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 3, Lot 4-SW Pt 

Russell & Frances BIk. 4, Lots 16 & 17 

C. Zanto Belt, Montana 59412 

Lillian Zuern Heath Star Rt., Space i|A4 BIk. 5, Lot 5 

Cambridge, ID 83610 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Castners 4th Addition 

Legal 
O \v n e r Address Description 

Frank A. Box 444 Coke Oven Flats, Lot 6 

Ballatore Belt, Montana 59412 

Richard Box 107 French Coulee, Lots 17 and 

Ballatore Belt, Montana 59412 38, 39, and 41 

Richard & Betty E. Box 107 French Coulee, Lot 42 

Ballatore Belt, Montana 59412 

Sam Box 107 Coke Oven Flats, Lot 6 

Ballatore Belt, Montana 59412 

" " French Coulee, Lots 18, 19 & 20 

and 33, 34, 35, 36 

Sam & Mamie Box 10 French Coulee, Lot 37 

Ballatore Belt, Montana 59412 

Gordon VV. & Florence E. Box 34 Grove, Lot 1 

Black Belt, Montana 59412 

Cascade County Coke Oven Flats, Lot 8 

Marlene Box 113 French Coulee, Lots 21, 22, 23 

Cinker Belt, Montana 59412 24, and 27, 28, 29 and 40 

Jerry D. & Diane E. Grove, Lots 4 & 5 

Herigon Belt, Montana 59412 

Joseph E. Box 51 Coke Oven Flats, 

Midura Belt, Montana 59412 Lot 13 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Castners 4th Addition 

(Continued) 

Legal 

Owner Address Description 

William D. & Gvvenevere L. Grove, Lot 3 
Miller Belt, Montana 59412 

Anna A. Box 286 Coke Oven Flats, 

Nicola Belt, Montana 59412 Lot 14 

■Lawrence & Verna Box 272 Coke Oven Flats, 

Nicola Belt, Montana 59412 Lot 15 

Leonard N., Sr. & c/o L. Nicola Coke Oven Flats, 

Ruby L. Nicola Box 272 Lot 16 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Leroy & Faye F. Coke Oven Flats, 

Spiller Belt, Montana 59412 Lot 10 

State of Montana French Coulee, Lots 30, 31, & 32 

Edward N. & Selmar S. Grove, Lot 2 
Talvi Belt, Montana 59412 

Russel L. & Joanne Box 62 Coke Oven Flats, 

Voytoski Belt, Montana 59412 Lots 11, 12 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Belt - Upper & Lowei' Row 

Lower Row 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Elizabeth E. Browning & c/o G. Hansen 

John R. Marn Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 1, Lot 1 



N.H. Browning, Jr. Box 216 

Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 3, Lot 1 



Robert VV. & Bessie M. 

Custer Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 3, Lot 17 



Joseph & Josephine Box 253 

Dobkoski Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 3, Lot 13 



Farmers Union Box 2483 BIk. 2, Lot 2A 

Oil Co. Great Falls, Montana 59403 



Frank L. 
Florck 



Box 474 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 3, Lots 15 & 16 



Virgil L. & Viola H 
Hanson 



Star Rte., Box 3 BIk. 2, Lots 3 less S 20', 

Belt, Montana 59412 3A & 3B 



Jerry L. & Linda H. 

Kjelsrud Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 3, Lot 5 



Vernon E. 
Locke 



Rt. 1 BIk. 3, Lots 1, 2, 3 

Sheperd, Montana 59079 



Howard K. Lovett Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 3, Lot II 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Belt - Upper & Lower Row 

Lower Row 

(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Earl L. & Genevieve R. c/o M. Geraghty BIk. 3, Lot 19 

Mizen Boulder, Montana 59632 

VV. H. Joseph Box 181 BIk. 3, Lot 4 

Morris Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 3, Lot 3-S 20' 

Ole B. & Fay Paulson Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 3, Lot 12 

Edith E. Box 96 BIk. 3, Lot 14 

Sells Belt, Montana 59412 

Edward W. & Marjorie L. P.O. Box 29 BIk. 2, Lot 1 

Spragg Belt, Montana 59412 

Robert Stroop Belt, Montana 59412 Bik. 3, Lots 7-10 

Harry Lee Box 441 BIk. 3, Lot 6 

Throckmorton Belt, Montana 59412 

Earl & Betty Box 193 BIk. 1, Lot 2 & 3 

Warehime Belt, Montana 59412 

Percy M. . 290 Amy Lane BIk. 3, Lot 20 

Wraught Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Belt - Upper & Lower Row 

Upper Row 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Thomas S. 

Burcham 



Box 446 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 7, 8, 9, 
10-S 20' 



Jack Jr. & Theodore 
Bykani 



Box 14 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 2 



Edward J. & Katherine 
Grace Elan 



Box 405 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 16 & 17 



First Nat'l Bank 
of Belt 



c/o Bertha Rutter 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 6 



Earl R. & Susanna S. 
Frazier 



Box 424 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 10-N 20', 11, 
12, 13 



Evan Gray 



Box 482 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 3 



Evan H. & Bertha 
Gray 



Box 482 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 4 



Stanley C. & Valerie E. 

Guedesse Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lot 21 



Dennis Lawrence & 
Jane E. Langan 



Box 358 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 22 & 23 



James C. 
Rubino 



Box 396 
Belt, Montana 59412 



BIk. 4, Lots 14 & 15 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Belt - Upper & Lower Row 

Upper Row 

(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Earl P. & Louise M. BIk. 4, Lots 18, 

Sanders Belt, Montana 59412 19 & 20 

Pauline M. Wood & Box 322 BIk. 4, Lot 5 

Helen L. Brutoski Belt, Montana 59412 



BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 26 
Central Addition to Belt 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

John D. & Irene S. Star Rte. BIk. 18, Lois 8-18 

Austin Belt, Montana 59412 

Myron T. Bell BIk. 15, Lots 2-6, 17-23 

Great Northern Ry. Co. BIk. 12, Lots 1-11 

R/W 

Opal G. Star Rte., Box 30 BIk. 10, Lots 1, 2, 3 

Goodman Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 18, Lots 5, 6, 7 

J. H. Saul & Rose M. BIk. 13, Lot 4 

Thayer Belt, Montana 59412 

W. C. & Theola 1401 1st St. S. BIk. 1, Lots A & B 

Sederholm Great Falls, Montana 59405 Lots 2-8 

BIk. 2, Lots 1-16 

BIk. 3, Lots 1-18 

BIk. 4, Lots 1-4 

BIk. 5, Lots 1-9 & 15-23 

BIk. 6, Lots 1-16 

BIk 7, Lots 1-16 

BIk. 8, Lots 1-8 Pt 

and 16-Pt and 18-22 

BIk. 9, Lots 3-15 

BIk. 10, Lots 4-12 

BIk. 11, Lots 1-13 

BIk. 12, Lots 12, 13, 14 

BIk. 13, Lots 1, 2, 3 & 5-16 

BIk. 14, Lots 1-16 

BIk. 15, Lots 9, 11, 13 

BIk. 16, Lots 1-5 

BIk. 17, Lots 1-11 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Central Addition to Belt 

(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

State of Montana BIk. 5, Lots 10, 11, 12, 

13, 14, 15-pt 

BIk 8, Lots 8-Pt, 9, 10, 11, 12 

13, 14, 15, 16-Pt. 

BIk. 15, Lots 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 



BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 26 
Kennedy's Addition to Belt 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Marlene Box 113 BIk. 4, Lots 1-17 

Cinker Belt, Montana 59412 and 19-22 

BIk. 8, Lots 1-24 

Great Northern BIk. 2, Lots 2-7 

Ry Co. R/W BIk. 3, Lots 1-12 and 23, 24 

William M. H Bar R Ranches BIk. 5, Lots 7, 9 

Holt Lolo, Montana 59487 

Genevieve R. c/o M. Geraghty BIk. 7, Lot 3 & 4 

Mizen et al Boulder, Montana 59632 

State of BIk. 6, Lots 1-9 

Montana BIk. 7, Lots 13-20 

BIk. 11, Lots 1-24 
BIk. 14, Lots 1-5 
BIk. 15, Lots 6-10 

Gerald L. & Marcelyn A. BIk. 1, Lots 1-12 

Stinson Belt, Montana 59412 BIk. 2, Lot 1 

BIk. 3, Lots 13-22 
BIk. 5, Lots 1-6 & 10-14 
BIk. 7, Lots 1 & 2 
Lots 5-12 & 21-24 
BIk. 9, Lots 1-13 
BIk. 10, Lots 1-24 
BIk. 12, Lots 1-12 
BIk. 13, Lots 1-5 
BIk. 14, Lots 6-10 
BIk. 15, Lots 1-5 
Anna c/o M. Fischer BIk. 4, Lots 18 and 

Uychak 1903 Smelter Ave. 23, 24 

Black Eagle, Montana 59414 



BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Sam Box 107 In SESE MK 7 

Ballatore Belt, Montana 59412 In NWSE MK 29 

Samuel & Mannie Box 107 In SWSE MK 19 

Ballatore Belt, Montana 59412 

City of Belt 

George & Violet L. In SESW MK D 

Bestvvina Belt, Montana 59412 

Gordon VV. & Florence E. Box 34 In SESE MK 5A 

Black Belt, Montana 59412 

George F. & Paula C. Rt. 2, Box 1 SW/4, In S/2NW 

Drga Belt, Montana 59412 Ls 24.88 

Edward J. Jr., & Box 405 In NWNE MK 20A 

Sandra L. Elam Belt, Montana 59412 

Farmers Union Oil Box 2483 In NENW MK 28 

Oil Co. of G. F. Great Falls, Montana 59403 In NWNE MK 30 

In NENW MK 31 

Shirl L. & Phyllis In SENE W/Hwy MK 4 

Francom _ Belt, Montana 59412 

Golden Valley Homes 111 N. 30 St. In SWNE MK 23C 

Partnership Billings, Montana 59101 

Gary E. & Candice J. 

Gray Belt, Montana 59412 



BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 26 
(Continued) 



Owner 



Address 



Legal 
Description 



Virgil N. & Viola 
Hanson 



Star Rte. Box 3 
Belt, Montana 59412 



Martin A. 
Johnson Jr. 



Box 545 
Belt, Montana 59412 



In NE/4 MK 5B 



Harold & VVilmae 
Keaster 



Box 285 
Belt, Montana 59412 



NWNW, VV/2NENW, 
In S/2NVV N/HWY 



Russell E. & EInora M. Box 484 

Keller Belt, Montana 59412 



In SWNE MK 23A 



Jerry L. & Linda N 
Kjeisrud 



Belt, Montana 59412 



In NENW MK 8B 



Beatrice M. 
MacLeod 



c/o L. O'Brien 

514 4 St. N. 

Great Falls, Montana 59401 



In E/2SW/4 MK E 



Kenneth L. & Bobbin K. General Delivery 

Maki Belt, Montana 59412 



In SENW MK B 



Josephine, Robert M. & 
James E. Milos 



Box 142 
Belt, Montana 59412 



In E/2NE & NESE 
E/RD 



Mary Mital 



Belt, Montana 59412 



In SENW MK 13 



Montana Power Co. 



State of Montana 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

VV. H. Joseph! Box 181 In NWNE MK 8D 

Morris Belt, Montana 59412 

Mountain States Tel. & 
Tel. Co. 

Torlv Olson Belt, Montana 59412 In SENE MK 10 

Norman L. & Judy L. Box 75 In SENVV MK A 

Poppe Belt, Montana 59412 

Melvin W. & Bonita A. In E/2NE MK 5D 

Rennick Belt, Montana 59412 

School District #29 

Potter Stanton Trustee 2954 S. Boston Place In SVVSE MK 9 

& Ruth Doyle Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114 

Box 331 In SWNE MK 23B 

Belt, Montana 59412 

In NENVV MK 8C 
Belt, Montana 59412 In NWNE & NENW MK 20 

Star Rte., Box 1 In NWSE MK 5C 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Box 441 In NENW MK 8E 

Belt, Montana 59412 





Eva 


E. 




Stober 


et al 


D 


avid C. 


& Judy 




Stroop 




Edward 




Tal 


vi 


H 


arry & 


Vicki M. 




Throck 


morton 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 26 

(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Clara Box 281 In S/2NW 

Warehime et al Belt, Montana 59412 Ls 11.44 

Bert B. Box 212 In SENE MK 4A 

Williamson et al Belt, Montana 59412 

Raymond & Margaret In NESW & 

Williams Belt, Montana 59412 NWSE MK 12 

Edward M. & Aimee L. Box 273 In NWNE MK 16 

Wood Belt, Montana 59412 



BELT AREA 
T19N R6E, Sec. 36 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 



Box 264 In SESW MK 5A 

Belt, Montana 59412 



lyne F. & Marcia 


L 


Anderson 




Dennis & Trudy 




Arndt 




Steve & Linda 




Assels 




Myron 




Bell 




Myron & Vivian 




Bell 





In NESE MK 9C 



Belt, Montana 59412 



Star Rte. In NESE MK 9F 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Star Rte. SESW Ls 4.76 

Belt, Montana 59412 

Star Rte. In SENW, NESW SW/RR 

Belt, Montana 59412 Ls 12.82 In 5WSE MK 14 

In SWNW by M & B MK 15 
In SWNW by M & B MK 15A 

Edith M. Star Rte., Box 4 In NENW by M & B MK F 

Blain Belt, Montana 59412 

Forrest & Edna Box 164 In E/2NW MK H 

Bough Belt, Montana 59412 

Phyllis E. & Ethel E. 3208 11 Av. S., #45 In NENW by M & B MK B 

Crane Great Falls, Montana 59405 

John & Shirley Box 399 In NESE MK 9D 

Fellman Belt, Montana 59412 

Opel G. Star Rte., Box 30 W/2SW 

Goodman Belt, Montana 59412 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 36 

(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

Roy E. & Joyce E. Star Rte., Box 24 in NESE MK D 

Goodman Belt, Montana 59412 

G. F. Power Co. 

Virgil N. & Viola H. Star Rte., Box 3 Belt Misc. MK G 

Hanson Belt, Montana 59412 In N/2NW MK E 

Gerald R. & Linda L. N/2SESE E/HWY 

Heggem Belt, Montana 59412 In N/2NESESE MK 12 

S/2SESE E/HWY 

William R. & Betty J. Box 32B In SESW MK 5D 

Heilig Belt, Montana 59412 

Mary E. Star Rte. In NESE MK 9E 

Kunkel Belt, Montana 59412 

Oliver W. & Audrey S. Box 452 In NESE MK 9B 

Larson Beit, Montana 59412 In SESE MK 14A 

Dean A. 2097 Washington St. In SESW MK 5C 

Locke Billings, Montana 59101 

Robert M. & James E. NWNE 

Milo Belt, Montana 59412 

Shirley Box 144 

Murphy Belt, Montana 59412 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 36 

(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

William L. & Clara V. 2020 Sunrise In NWSE S/RR IVIK 10AB 

Murphy Billings, Montana 59101 

Susan VV. Star Rte., 33A In SESE MK 7C 

O'Leary Belt, Montana 59412 

Patrick E. & lola A. Star Rte., Box 32 In SESW MK 5B 

Pierson Belt, Montana 59412 

Clinton R. Box 67 E/2NE, In SENW, 

Pilgeram East Glacier Park, Montana 59434 SWNE, NWSE 

In SWNE By M & B MK 13 

Mack L. & Jean G. Star Rte. In NESE MK 9A 

Savage Belt, Montana 59412 

W. C. & Theola 1401 1st St. In N/2NW, SWNW Ls2 

Sederholm Great Falls, Montana 59405 

Edward W. & Majorie L. P.O. Box 29 In S/2SWSE, 

Spragg Belt, Montana 59412 S/2SWSESE 

Mildred Thompson Belt, Montana 59412 In NENW MK A & C 

Martin R. Star Rte. In NWSE S/RR MK 10A 

Vigen Belt, Montana 59412 

James L., Jr. & Star Rte. In NESE MK 9G 

Marilyn Wakeford Belt, Montana 59412 



BELT AREA 

T19N R6E, Sec. 36 

(Continued) 

Legal 
Owner Address Description 

June D. Star Rte., Box 33C In SESE MK 7A 

Werner Belt, Montana 59412 

iVlartin E. 33B Star Rte. In SESE MK 7B 

Werner Beit, Montana 59412 

Elmer J. & Oline D. State In SESE MK 7 

Wiederriek Belt, Montana 59412 In NESE MK 9